Crown Lengthenings

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The world of dentistry encompasses an array of procedures tailored to address both functional and aesthetic concerns. One such procedure that bridges the gap between functionality and aesthetics is crown lengthening.

Why opt for crown lengthening?

  • Fit & Functionality: If a tooth is severely decayed, fractured below the gum line, or lacks sufficient structure for a restoration (like a crown or bridge), crown lengthening is essential. The procedure exposes more of the tooth’s surface, ensuring restorations fit securely, thereby maximising their lifespan and functionality.
  • Aesthetic Enhancement: Beyond its functional benefits, crown lengthening is a sought-after cosmetic procedure. Individuals with a ‘gummy smile’ often feel self-conscious about the prominent display of gums when they smile. By slightly adjusting the gum line, crown lengthening brings forth a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing smile.

The Crown Lengthening Procedure

Crown lengthening, though surgical in nature, is generally straightforward and can be completed in a single visit.

  • Anaesthesia: To ensure your comfort, we provide local anaesthesia to numb the area being treated.
  • Reshaping: Dr Emil Jansen will carefully trim away excess gum tissue. If necessary, minute amounts of bone may also be removed to expose a greater portion of the tooth.
  • Stitching: After achieving the desired lengthening, the area is often sutured to expedite the healing process.
  • Recovery: Post-procedure, you may experience mild swelling or discomfort, which usually subsides in a few days.

As always, individual needs vary, and a consultation with our dental professionals will provide clarity on the best course of action for your unique oral health and cosmetic goals.

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