SEDA Dental of Pinecrest is experienced in providing crown lengthening procedures to improve the overall look and health of your smile. Crown lengthening can be a confusing term to some since it sounds like it involves making the tooth longer. A more accurate term would be crown exposure since gum tissue is removed to reveal more of the tooth. You may consider crown lengthening for cosmetic reasons if you want to correct a "gummy" smile. It could also be performed if not enough of your tooth is visible to support a dental crown, filling, or other restoration. To learn more, schedule a consultation at our facility in Pinecrest, FL.
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Candidates for crown lengthening are in good general health, especially when it comes to the gums. Conditions, like periodontal (gum) disease, may need to be treated before crown lengthening is performed. Most often, crown lengthening is performed for cosmetic reasons to correct a "gummy" smile. In these instances, excess gum tissue can be removed to improve the ratio of visible enamel to gums and give you a higher, more even gumline. However, crown lengthening can also be needed to perform a restoration. More of the tooth may need to be revealed in order to place a crown, bridge, or filling.
What To Expect
Before the procedure starts, a local anesthetic is used to numb the needed areas to make the process more comfortable. You may discuss other sedation methods during your consultation to help keep you calm and comfortable during the procedure. After your mouth is prepared, a small amount of the gum tissue is removed at a time to gradually reveal more of the teeth, and the gumline will be shaped for an even look. When the crown lengthening procedure is complete, the gum tissue will be sealed to stop bleeding and your mouth will be cleaned.
After your crown lengthening procedure, your mouth may be sore and swollen. Cold compresses and over-the-counter pain relievers can usually be used to minimize your discomfort, but pain medication and/or antibiotics may also be prescribed. It may be easier to follow a liquid or soft food diet for several days as your gums heal. You should carefully clean your mouth with mouthwash and soft brushing but avoid flossing. In some cases, you may need to schedule a follow-up appointment at SEDA Dental of Pinecrest to monitor your healing. We will also continuously check your gums and oral health at your annual dental exam.
The cost of a crown lengthening procedure may vary, depending on why the treatment is being performed. Dental insurance providers may cover a portion of the cost in some situations, but this is not always the case. In any event, our financial team will contact your provider to determine what your out-of-pocket costs will be before discussing your options for payment. If you do not have dental insurance, we will help estimate your costs during your consultation and give you more information on low-interest medical financing that can help make your dental treatments more affordable.
To transform your smile or restore your mouth, learn more about crown lengthening at SEDA Dental of Pinecrest. By removing gum tissue, it is possible to improve the appearance of a "gummy" smile or prepare your teeth for a restoration. Schedule a consultation to decide if you are a candidate for cosmetic or restorative crown lengthening at our office in Pinecrest, FL.