Crown lengthening is a very common procedure in which the length of a tooth is increased. If the tooth gets too short, it will not be able to hold a filling or a crown. This procedure can also help those patients who have a gummy smile, which means that too much gum is exposed when they smile. Whatever your reason is, if you are getting a crown lengthening procedure done, you can trust our team of experienced dentists to deliver amazing results. There are a lot of reasons why a tooth might get too short, here are a few reasons why you might need crown lengthening:
- Decay that extends below the gum line
- Tooth wear
- Too many fillings over the years
- Tooth fracture below the gum line
- Gummy smile
This procedure exposes more tooth structure. A dental crown can not be fitted if there isn’t enough dental structure to support a crown. But this procedure isn’t only done for crown fitting, it is also done for cosmetic improvements. If too much gum is exposed, you can get a better smile with the help of crown lengthening. By reshaping the gum line, more tooth is exposed, which can allow a dental crown to be fitted properly, and it also makes your teeth look good if you have a gummy smile.
Crown lengthening is a very important procedure for those who need it. We use modern equipment to minimize the pain caused by this procedure. The procedure is carried out under local anesthetic, so you won’t experience a lot of pain during the surgery. Our expert dentists have a lot of experience with such procedures, and they can make this procedure as quick and pain-free as possible.
When is it necessary?
Dental Restoration – Restoration is the most common reason behind getting a crown lengthening procedure done. If your dentist suggests that your tooth is too short for a crown, then you will have to get crown lengthening so that a crown can be properly fitted on your tooth. In some cases, a short tooth won’t even hold on to any fillings, and this procedure becomes necessary. When a little more tooth surface is exposed, the crown can be fitted properly, and the tooth can be restored.
Cosmetic Purpose – If you have a gummy smile and too much gum is visible, crown lengthening can help you improve your smile. During this surgery, your gum line would be reshaped so that more of your teeth are visible. A gummy smile can make you very self-conscious, so getting this surgery can be a major boost for your confidence. Usually, crown lengthening is done when your dentist can’t fill a cavity or put a crown because of a short tooth, but you can also use this procedure to improve your smile.
If you have a gummy smile, you can consult our expert dentists in Surrey to find out if you are a suitable candidate for crown lengthening. If you need a filling or a crown, then the dentist will let you know if you need crown lengthening. Crown lengthening can be done on a single tooth or multiple teeth. In some cases, dentists can also recommend crown lengthening to prepare your teeth for some other procedures.
The time taken for this procedure will depend on your case and the number of teeth that require lengthening. A few days after the procedure, you will have to visit the dentist again for a check-up. Just make sure that you are choosing the right dentists for your treatment so that you can trust the dentists who are fixing your dental problems. Our team of expert dentists is always here to help you, schedule your appointment today to get the best advice for your oral health.
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