Insecure About Your Smile? Why You Should Consider Crown Lengthening

Woman Smiling At Dentist

Is your smile too “gummy”? Do your teeth appear to be too short? Do you find yourself self-conscious about your smile? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you should consider crown lengthening.

This dental procedure aids in minimizing the visible amount of gum tissue that is present within your smile and can help in making the teeth appear longer. Larger amounts of the natural surfaces of your teeth will be exposed.

Crown lengthening can also be performed on damaged teeth that cannot be successfully restored through other dental procedures. If you want an instantaneous boost to your self-esteem, continue reading to learn how.

What is Crown Lengthening?

This is a type of oral surgery that involves the process of removing excessive gum tissue in order to make the teeth appear to be longer. In some instances, bone is removed, too.

Dentists and periodontists most commonly perform this procedure. There are some instances where crown lengthening is performed in order to sculpt the gum line so that the smile becomes more symmetrical.

Cosmetic reasons are among the most common reasons crown lengthening is performed; however, it may be performed for medical purposes and oral health reasons.

For example, if a tooth needs a crown or filling, this procedure may be performed to expose the crown of the tooth so that the secondary procedure may be performed.

What Occurs During the Procedure?

The professional that performs the crown lengthening will do so on an outpatient basis. The time that the treatment takes will depend on many factors. Examples include the number of teeth involved, whether or not bone needs to be removed, as well as the purpose of the procedure.

You will receive a local anesthesia. In some instances, you may also be provided with a sedative. Once you are relaxed and the area to be treated is numb, the professional will start by cutting away the gum tissue so that the bone and root of the tooth is exposed.

The area will then be completely cleansed with a special formula. Prior to the suturing process, the area will be flushed with salt water. Once this has been done, the sutures will be put into place.

In some cases, a bandage will be placed over the region in order to optimize the protection of the area. The surgeon will then prescribe a special oral mouth wash and pain-relieving medications that may be taken and used once the anesthesia wears off.

Get the Smile You’ve Always Wanted

If you are ready to take charge of your oral health and get that smile that you have always dreamed of, we can help. Here at Implant & Perio Specialists, we offer the most comprehensive services in crown lengthening in Wichita.

To learn more about how we can transition your smile and help you look your absolute best, simply get in touch with our office today. You may call: 316-683-2525



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