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Small Teeth? Crown Lengthening Will Make Your Smile More

Posted on 4/25/2022 by Robert Leale
Small Teeth? Crown Lengthening Will Make Your Smile MoreCrown lengthening is not a very familiar term to most people. It is a dental procedure that is usually performed to improve your smile by revealing teeth that have been hidden in your gums. The dentist has to use local anesthesia to make the process painless during the procedure. The gum tissues from the base of your tooth will be removed, and sometimes a small amount of your bone will be removed from the tooth's base to expose your tooth more. The process sounds a bit complicated, but it is all worth it in improving your smile.

Why Go For Crown Lengthening?

Apart from improving your smile, you can also go for crown lengthening to repair your injured tooth. If your teeth break at the gum line, it means that more of your teeth will be hidden under the gums. A crown lengthening procedure can be performed in this case to expose more of your teeth and have enough to support the entire tooth. Instead of getting a tooth extraction, crown lengthening can help save your tooth.

Another reason why people may go for crown lengthening is for cosmetic improvement. If you have a lot of gum tissues in your mouth, it can lead to “gummy smiles”. But thankfully, with crown lengthening, some of the gum tissues can be reduced to improve the appearance of your smile.

When Should I See the Dentist Again After Crown Lengthening?

After your procedure, it is important to see your dentist as instructed. This will help ensure that you heal properly and your teeth last for long. If your dentist has not given you instructions, ensure you see him at least twice every year to check the health of your gums and teeth. Also, if you experience any complications after the procedure, call your dentist immediately.

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If you need a crown lengthening procedure, welcome to our clinic. Our dentist will professionally perform the procedure to ensure you get the results you are looking for.
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