Dental surgeons perform crown lengthening by recontouring gum tissue, and sometimes bone, to expose more of a tooth’s surface for a crown. It’s a common procedure and often takes less than an hour to complete.
Crown lengthening can be necessary if there isn’t enough of the tooth in place to hold the crown on its own. Teeth that are broken or affected by tooth decay may prohibit a crown from firmly attaching.
Crown lengthening reduces gum tissue and shaves down bone when necessary so more of the tooth is above the gum’s surface. A properly fitted crown allows for better oral hygiene and comfort.
Some people seek crown lengthening to alter a “gummy smile,” in which the gums are visible above the teeth when smiling.
1. How long does it take for a crown lengthening to heal?
It usually takes 7 to 10 days. If bone trimming is done then Your gums should heal for aboutone to three months before the tooth is prepared for the final crown.
2. What is the procedure for crown lengthening?
During the dental crown lengthening procedure, excess gum and bone tissue is reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth. This can be done to one tooth, to even your gum line, or to several teeth to expose a natural, broad smile.
3. Is a crown lengthening necessary?
A crown lengthening can reduce the bone level and gum tissue in order to gain better access to your tooth. When a tooth breaks, or if there is severe decay, the remaining healthy tooth area is reduced and this can affect the potential for a successful tooth restoration.
4. Does a crown lengthening hurt?
The dentist removes a small amount of gum and bone around the tooth, and several weeks are needed for healing. The new “taller” tooth is then prepared for the crown. The crown lengthening procedure starts with anesthesia, and then the periodontist removes excess gum tissue to expose more of your teeth.
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