A crown is the top visible portion of the tooth. Sometimes the crown is not adequately exposed, affecting the aesthetics and oral health of an individual. Tooth or crown lengthening is a simple procedure that can help advance the appearance of the mouth and provide a strong foundation for other restorations. At Beautiful Dentistry in Tempe, AZ 85284, Dr. Martin Sobieraj regularly performs crown lengthening procedures to give patients a chance at improved facial aesthetics.
What Is Crown Lengthening?
Crown lengthening is a treatment carried out to uncover more natural tooth structure for patients with excessive gum tissue. The method is often used to improve the teeth's look or help secure an imminent filling, cap, or dental crown. Crown lengthening delivers permanent results and is safe for the adjoining teeth and gums.
Why Get Crown Lengthening?
- Crown lengthening ensures proper oral hygiene and prevents future gum-related problems.
- Crown lengthening helps restore a tooth that has broken off at the gum line or has extensive decay under the gum tissue.
- Crown lengthening corrects gummy smiles by exposing more of the tooth structure.
- Crown lengthening helps you achieve a perfect smile.
What Is the Procedure of Crown Lengthening?
During your first appointment, Dr. Martin Sobieraj will perform a detailed exam and take X-rays to determine the positioning of your teeth and roots. We will evaluate your overall health condition and note the medications you are taking already for other ailments. Once you are found to be medically fit, we go ahead with the procedure.
Crown lengthening procedures can be completed in less than an hour. However, the time may differ based on the difficulty of the case and the number of teeth that will undergo the procedure. Before the start of the procedure, local anesthesia is given around the area of treatment. Dr. Martin Sobieraj will then cut the gum and pull them away from the affected teeth to expose the bones and the roots. After that, the area is washed with saline water, sutured, and a bandage is applied over the place for added protection.
What Is the Post-Treatment Care?
After completion of the procedure, you may experience some pain and sensitivity in the treated area as the anesthesia wears off. You could be prescribed painkillers to give you relief from pain. A mouthwash can be used to keep your mouth clean and help your gums heal quickly. In two to three days, you can get back to your everyday routine. However, you should avoid lifting heavy objects and doing strenuous activities that might put pressure on your gum and jaws. This could cause excessive bleeding and delayed healing.
Get in touch with our office at Beautiful Dentistry in Tempe, AZ 85284 for more information or schedule a crown lengthening procedure. Call us at (480) 831-1700 right away!