Crown Lengthening

Crown Lengthening

Posted by Wellness Centered Dentistry on Dec 15 2021, 04:21 AM

A gummy smile can be pretty embarrassing as the excess gum tissue can make your teeth appear smaller than usual. This gum condition can affect your oral health and your smile's appearance. You no more have to compromise on your smile. At Wellness Centered Dentistry in Redmond, Washington, we use the latest technology and perform crown lengthening procedures to expose more tooth surfaces and restore your dazzling smile. 

Restorative Benefits of Crown Lengthening

Gum tissues are essential for a healthy smile. However, treating a cavity can become quite challenging if the gums conceal a significant portion of the tooth surface. Besides, the excessive tissues near the gum line can provide a perfect breeding ground for tooth decay. By removing the surplus tissues, the build-up of decay can be prevented, and future complications avoided. 

If you need a restorative appliance to repair an impaired tooth, there may not be sufficient tooth structure to bond the crown correctly. In such a situation, a crown lengthening procedure will help remove the excess tissue to ensure the proper bonding of the restoration to the tooth.

Cosmetic Benefits of Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is a brilliant option for patients embarrassed about their smiles due to excessive gum tissues. Dr. Raymond Hsu will remove the surplus tissues and sculpt a more aesthetically pleasing gum line to ensure your teeth look uniform. We will help you attain a beautiful smile that you can be proud to show off.

The Procedure for Crown Lengthening 

The treatment duration will depend on the number of teeth that have to be treated. Dr. Raymond Hsu will begin by giving a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort. A series of tiny incisions are made into the tissues near the affected area. Then the excess tissues are separated from tooth surfaces and the jawbone using special instruments. Crown lengthening treatment will help the gum tissues reattach to the teeth and give your smile a uniform appearance.

After the procedure, it is normal for your gum tissue and teeth to be sore and sensitive for a few days. The discomfort will reduce within a few days. While you heal, it is vital to follow a dedicated oral hygiene routine to prevent infection. We will give instructions to help you in your healing and avoid any irritation or injury. Generally, you will recover fully in six weeks.

If the excess gum tissue affects your oral health and confidence, we offer advanced solutions like crown lengthening to give you a healthy, beautiful smile. Visit our office, Wellness Centered Dentistry, at 16150 NE 85th St #115, Redmond, WA 98052, or call (425) 882-1354 and schedule an appointment.

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16150 NE 85th St #115
Redmond, WA, 98052

Wellness Centered Dentistry: Raymond Hsu, DDS, MAGD, LLSR

16150 NE 85th St #115

Tel: (425) 882-1354

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