What is Crown Lengthening Treatment?

Crown lengthening surgery is a specialized dental procedure that involves reshaping the gum and bone tissues to expose more of the tooth’s surface. The primary objective of this surgery is to create a more proportionate balance between the gums and teeth, enhancing both the aesthetics and functionality of your smile.

At Dublin Corners Dental, we understand that a confident smile is a valuable asset. If you have concerns about a “gummy” smile or need to accommodate dental restorations, our crown lengthening surgery offers a transformative solution. With our skilled team and modern techniques, we can help you.

When is Crown Lengthening Surgery Needed?

Crown lengthening surgery is recommended in the following situations:

  1. Gummy Smile: If you feel that your smile shows too much gum tissue and not enough of your teeth, crown lengthening can create a more harmonious and pleasing smile.
  2. Dental Restorations: In some cases, a tooth may be broken, decayed, or have insufficient tooth structure for a restoration like a crown or bridge. Crown lengthening exposes more of the tooth’s surface, providing the necessary support for successful restoration placement.
  3. Severe Gum Disease: When gum disease has caused significant damage to the supporting structures of a tooth, crown lengthening can expose the root surface, making it accessible for effective treatment.

The Crown Lengthening Procedure:

At Dublin Corners Dental, we take pride in delivering a comfortable and rewarding crown lengthening experience:

  1. Initial Consultation: During your first visit, we will carefully evaluate your smile, discuss your concerns, and determine if crown lengthening is the appropriate treatment for your needs.
  2. Local Anesthesia: Before the surgery, we will administer local anesthesia to ensure your comfort during the procedure.
  3. Gum and Bone Reshaping: Our skilled periodontist will make precise incisions to lift the gum tissue and expose the tooth’s root. If necessary, small amounts of bone may also be removed to achieve the desired crown length.
  4. Sutures: Once the gum and bone tissues are appropriately reshaped, we will reposition and suture the gums back in place, supporting proper healing.
  5. Recovery and Aftercare: After the surgery, we will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to promote a smooth and successful healing process.

Benefits of Crown Lengthening Surgery:

  • Enhanced Smile Aesthetics: Crown lengthening creates a more balanced and attractive smile by reducing excessive gum display.
  • Improved Dental Restorations: For restorative treatments like crowns or bridges, crown lengthening ensures a stable foundation, enhancing the longevity and function of the restoration.
  • Oral Health Benefits: Exposing the tooth’s root surface enables effective treatment of gum disease and promotes better oral hygiene.
  • Boosted Confidence: With a beautifully proportionate smile, you’ll feel more self-assured in social and professional settings.

Unlock the True Potential of Your Smile:

At Dublin Corners Dental, we are dedicated to providing exceptional dental care and helping you achieve the smile of your dreams through crown lengthening surgery. Our compassionate team is here to address your concerns and guide you through every step of the treatment process, ensuring your satisfaction and comfort.

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile or require dental restorations, contact us today to schedule a consultation. Discover how crown lengthening surgery can elevate the beauty and function of your smile, allowing you to radiate confidence and happiness in every interaction. Let us be your partner in unlocking the true potential of your smile.


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