What is crown lengthening?
Crown lengthening or gum contouring is a simple and effective cosmetic dentistry treatment for reshaping the gum line around your natural tooth crown. This treatment aims to improve your smile’s aesthetics by exposing more of the natural tooth structure and remodel your smile line.
What is the crown lengthening treatment process?
Our professional team will discuss your treatment plan during your initial consultation. Treatment will depend on the number of teeth affected. Still, all our dental procedures are pain-free, and your comfort is our priority. The process is completed under a local anaesthetic where the required excess soft tissue is carefully removed and deftly stitched into place. In some cases, minimal gum contouring can be achieved with a soft tissue laser, where no stitches are required at all.
What should I expect after the crown lengthening surgery procedure?
Some mild soreness is to be expected for the majority of patients. Still, you can manage this with over-the-counter pain medication. A soft diet is recommended with a follow-up review with your dentist once the gum has healed. All the aftercare advice you will need is discussed and given at your crown lengthening appointment.
What are the benefits of this procedure?
Not only is this technique used for enhancing the appearance of your smile, but it is also used as a remedial procedure in the recovery of gum disease and periodontal disease. The crown lengthening procedure can reduce pockets between tooth and gum tissue to help reduce bacteria and aid in cleaning.