Crown Lengthening

What is crown lengthening?

Crown lengthening surgery involves removing excess gum tissue or bone which allows more of the tooth’s structure to be exposed. This procedure is typically recommended in cases where a tooth is severely decayed, fractured, or lacks sufficient tooth structure for proper restoration. This procedure can be performed for both cosmetic and functional reasons, offering a wide range of benefits for patients.

Benefits of crown lengthening

Enhanced appearance

Crown lengthening can improve the appearance of a "gummy" smile. By removing excess gum tissue and exposing more of the tooth's surface, the smile becomes more balanced and aesthetically pleasing.

Proportional smile

When a tooth is covered by excessive gum tissue, it may appear shorter or disproportionate to the surrounding teeth. Crown lengthening can create a more harmonious smile by revealing more of the tooth structure.

Improved oral hygiene

Excess gum tissue can make it challenging to maintain proper oral hygiene. By reducing the amount of gum tissue, crown lengthening makes it easier to clean the teeth and gums effectively, reducing the risk of periodontal diseases.

Restoration support

In cases where a tooth is decayed, broken, or fractured below the gum line, crown lengthening can be performed to expose more of the tooth structure. This allows the dentist to properly restore the tooth with a dental crown or filling, improving its function and overall oral health.

How is it done?

During a crown lengthening procedure, Dr. Ivanov begins by administering local anaesthesia to ensure comfort. Small incisions are made in the gum tissue, allowing him to gently retract and reshape the gums, revealing more of the tooth’s surface and, if needed, removing a small amount of bone. The area is thoroughly cleaned, and the gum tissue is repositioned and sutured back in place. Dr. Ivanov provides postoperative care instructions for proper healing, including oral hygiene practices and pain management recommendations. If you are interested in crown lengthening or have any questions about the procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ivanov now to discuss your options.

Transform Your Smile with Crown Lengthening

Don’t let excess gum tissue overshadow your smile’s potential. Crown lengthening can balance proportions, support restorations, and promote optimal oral health. Contact Dr Ivanov now to explore how crown lengthening can transform your smile.
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