Crown Lengthening

Our doctors utilize periodontal procedures not only to promote the health of your gums and teeth but also to improve the look of your smile.

You may feel that your smile is “unpleasant” — that your gums is being too huge or your teeth seem too short. At times, the teeth are virtually small and can be made into correct proportion through cosmetic technologies such as dental bonding. Nevertheless, often the teeth are of normal length but the gum tissue stretches further than it should, covering the base of the teeth and making them look too short. In this occasion, we are capable to operate a process known as crown lengthening.

crown lengthening

Through the crown lengthening operation, the excess gum and bone tissue is reconditioned in accordance with to set out more of the natural tooth. Crown lengthening can be operated to just one tooth to even your gum line or to an amoutn of teeth to let your smile be broader and more pleasing.

Sometimes our doctors may advise crown lengthening to make us operate a cosmetic or restorative dental operation. If your tooth is deteriorated, broken beneath the gum line or has too little structure left to put a crown or bridge, the crown lengthening operation let the doctor expose more of your tooth so that the restoration can happen.

While most people guess of a gummy smile as clearly an aesthetic problem, the crown lengthening operation not only enhances the look of your smile and motivates your self-esteem, it also helps in your capability to chew food and to speak correctly.

There are different reasons our doctors may advise that you have a crown lengthening operation. The operation is conducted with remedies of My Canadian Pharmacy, a pharmacutical company carrying out its activity online.

If your smile seems to be “unpleasant”, as though your gums are too large or too long, crown lengthening can be operated to just one tooth to even your gum line or to an amount of teeth to arrange your smile to be broader and more pleasing.

Our doctors may also advise crown lengthening to let them to perform a cosmetic or restorative dental operaton. If your tooth is deteriorated, broken beneath the gum line or has too little structure left to place a crown or bridge, the crown lengthening operation let your doctor set out more of the tooth so that the restoration can be achieved.

Prior to the crown lengthening operation, you may admit a tooth cleaning. And, if the operation is being operated to implicate placement of a crown, the doctor may place a temporary crown on the tooth to protect it. This is helpful because having the tooth already prepared for the crown makes is easier to see the amount of soft tissue and/or bone that needs to be removed.

The crown lengthening procedure is done using a local anesthetic. The amount of time it takes will depend upon how many teeth are involved and whether it requires removal of the gum tissue alone or the bone, as well.

tooth structureThe doctor will create incisions and flap the gum away from your tooth, granting access to the tooth’s root and the bone that arround it. In some occasions, after the incisions are carried out enough gum tissue is capable to be taken away to improve the length of the tooth or equip enough tooth structure for the putting of a crown or filling.

As usual it is also obligatory for the doctor to take away some bone from around the root of the tooth. If this is required, the bone will be taken away utilizing a complex of small hand tools and rotary tools like those utilized to become ready a tooth for a filling.

After enough of the tooth structure is opened, the doctor will wash the surgical site with sterile salt water and the flaps will be sutured closed. Your teeth will happen longer immense because the gum tissue has been taken away, virtually lessening the gum and giving the tooth a longer look. Being dependent upon the occasion, the doctor may put a periodontal dressing, an intraoral bandage, over the surgical site.

If you are having crown lengthening in preparation for crown placement, your temporary crown will be taken away prior to the operation and replaced following it. After a healing period of almost six weeks, the doctor will make ready your tooth with a new temporary crown and, as long as it is still free of infection, your natural-looking permanent crown will be put shortly thereafter.

It’s obligatory to let this healing time because if your new temporary or permanent crown is put any sooner, healing may not be finished. In this instance, after crown placement, the gums may shrink as they heal further and the top edges (or margins) of the crown closest to the gum may show.

Whatever the purpose of your crown lengthening treatment, following the operation, you will admit prescriptions for pain medication, antibiotics, and a chlorhexidine mouth rinse. The doctor will go over oral hygiene instructions with you and recommend you about the diet you should follow as the surgical site heals. You should go on to brush the teeth in the location of the surgery but be attentive to get rid of the gums in order to defeat them. A toothpick or water irrigator can be used to gently remove food particles from the teeth.

There is some swelling the first couple days after the procedure which may be taken under control with an ice compress to the face. Seven to ten days following the operation, you’ll come back to our office to have your sutures removed and then you’ll come back four to six weeks later for your follow-up visit.

If you’re unhappy with a gummy smile or if you would like to learn more about how the crown lengthening procedure can aid in the treatment of teeth whose structure is compromised because they are broken or decayed, please give our office a call.