Cosmetic Crown Lengthening

Cosmetic Crown Lengthening

If you have a lot of gum visible when you smile it can make your teeth appear small. With cosmetic crown lengthening, or cosmetic gum reshaping, our dental office can give your smile a lift by boosting the visibility of your beautiful teeth. This procedure reshapes the gums along the gumline and exposes a little more of your crowns. It can be done on a single tooth or along the entire gumline. Much like functional crown lengthening, this cosmetic option removes excess gum tissue. This treatment could be the best, most affordable choice for restoring the natural beauty of your smile.

What is Cosmetic Crown Lengthening?

This oral surgery treatment helps teeth look longer by removing gum tissue around the upper teeth. With a sculpting method the periodontist can make the gumline even and bring symmetry to your smile. It also serves a functional purpose for dental care and medical reasons if there is decay under the gumline. Another reason for cosmetic gum lengthening is to expose more area of a tooth to repair damage and place a crown or bridge. Across the board, a gum lift can help reveal the fabulous smile you deserve.

Procedure for Cosmetic Crown Lengthening

This procedure will take place under local anesthesia. Once the area is numb, the practitioner will make small incisions in the soft tissue to pull gums away from teeth and remove any excess. In more rare cases the dentist may have to remove some bone from around the tooth. When finished, the area is cleaned, sterilized, and stitched. The time for the entire procedure will depend on how many teeth are involved, as well as how much tissue needs to be removed. Usually the treatment will take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.

Once treatment is complete, you will need to take extra care with your oral health routine to avoid gum disease. When you brush at first, try to avoid the gumline at first. Instead, the dentist will send you home with a special, antimicrobial mouth rinse, especially if you are prone to infection. This will help reduce the number of bacteria colonizing in the mouth and will help keep your mouth disease free. The dentist may also recommend a somewhat soft diet for a few days. You can resume your normal routines after that. There will likely be a follow up appointment around weeks 4 to 6. Finally, expect complete healing in two to three months.

Benefits of Cosmetic Crown Lengthening

In our office we are proud to offer the best modern dentistry has to offer. Cosmetic crown lengthening is a contemporary solution. It allows us to provide superior care for our patients at reasonable cost. You do not have to keep being bothered by your smile that shows too much gum. Instead, visit us today. Our office is conveniently located, or you can call and contact us with any questions or concerns you may have about cosmetic crown lengthening.

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