The Royal Treatment: Why Crown Lengthening Procedures can Benefit You!
Enhance Your Smile with Crown Lengthening Procedures
A beautiful smile can light up a room, boost your confidence, and leave a lasting impression on everyone you meet. But what if your smile is marred by uneven or excessively gummy gums? Fortunately, at Jay Platt, DDS Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center, we offer crown-lengthening procedures performed by the highly skilled and experienced Dr. Upasna Janu to help you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of. In this blog post, we will explore who might benefit from a crown lengthening procedure, the aesthetic, functional, and oral health advantages it offers, as well as the procedure itself, recovery time, and alternative minimally invasive treatment options.
Who Needs a Crown Lengthening Procedure?
Crown lengthening is a versatile procedure that can benefit a wide range of patients, including:
- Gummy Smiles: If you feel that your smile shows too much gum tissue when you grin, crown lengthening can help create a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing smile.
- Uneven Gum Line: Some individuals have an uneven gum line, where certain teeth appear shorter than others due to excessive gum tissue. Crown lengthening can create a harmonious gum line, improving the symmetry of your smile.
- Dental Restorations: Before certain restorative or cosmetic dental treatments, like dental crowns or veneers, your dentist may recommend crown lengthening to expose more of the tooth’s surface, ensuring a secure and natural-looking fit.
The Aesthetic Benefits of Crown Lengthening
- Enhanced Smile: Crown lengthening can transform a gummy smile into a radiant one, boosting your confidence and self-esteem.
- Symmetry: Achieving a balanced gum line ensures that all your teeth appear uniform in size and shape, contributing to a more attractive smile.
- Youthful Appearance: Longer teeth can make you look more youthful and vibrant.
While crown lengthening procedures have clear aesthetic benefits, they can also benefit a patient’s functionality. Crown lengthening procedures can make it easier to clean your teeth and gums properly, reducing the risk of gum disease and cavities. Furthermore, for restorative patients, crown lengthening procedures can help restoration devices such as dental crowns and veneers fit better than ever before!
The Crown Lengthening Procedure
Crown lengthening is a straightforward outpatient procedure performed by Dr. Upasna Janu at our state-of-the-art facility.
Crown lengthening takes approximately one hour but will largely depend on the number of teeth involved and if any amount of bone will need to be removed. The procedure is usually performed under local anesthetic and involves a series of small incisions around the tissue to separate the gums from the teeth. Even if only one tooth requires the procedure, it will probably be necessary to adjust the surrounding teeth to enable a more even reshaping. In some cases, extraction of a small amount of bone will be necessary as well.
When Dr. Janu is satisfied that the teeth have sufficient exposure and the procedure is completed, the incisions will be cleaned with sterile water. Sutures and a protective bandage are then placed to help secure the new gum-to-tooth relationship. Your teeth will look noticeably longer immediately after surgery because the gums have now been repositioned. You will need to be seen in one or two weeks to remove the sutures and evaluate your healing. The surgical site should be completely healed in approximately two to three months following the procedure.
The recovery period for a crown lengthening procedure is relatively short. You may experience some mild discomfort and swelling for a few days, but you can typically return to your regular activities within a week. Dr. Janu will provide post-operative care instructions to ensure a smooth recovery process.
You will need to be seen in one or two weeks to remove the sutures and evaluate your healing. The surgical site should be completely healed in approximately two to three months following the procedure.
Crown lengthening procedures at Jay Platt, DDS Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center, led by the skilled Dr. Upasna Janu, can help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Whether you’re looking for aesthetic enhancements, functional improvements, or better oral health, crown lengthening offers a range of benefits. If you’re interested in this procedure or exploring alternative options, don’t hesitate to reach out to our experienced and caring team. We’re here to help you achieve a radiant and healthy smile you can be proud of.
Comments are closed.