Frequently Asked Questions About Crown Lengthening
Can I decide the number of teeth I would like to undergo dental crown lengthening treatment?
The number of teeth needed to be treated would be decided based on factors like your anatomy, bone density, bone structure, the health of the oral tissues, amount of gum exposure, length of dental crown exposure, and medical history. Professionals have expertise in deciding the treatment plans. Dr. Adatrow has been doing dental implant surgery for more than 17 years. So, he would ensure that he gives you the best treatment with all his expertise to ensure you have your beautiful smile back.
What will be the cost of dental crown lengthening treatment?
The type of crown lengthening treatment, the requirement of sedation, and the number of teeth would determine the treatment cost. Moreover, the benefits of your insurance plan would determine the price of your procedure. You can schedule a consultation with us to determine the ideal treatment for you and then check with your insurance coverage. You can approach us for any questions you might have. Our team is here to serve you.
Will my insurance cover my dental crown lengthening treatment?
Either your dental or medical or both might cover your crown lengthening treatment based on the reason for your need for the treatment. You can call your insurance agency and discuss your insurance benefits; we can help you in doing the same. If you have any other questions, you can always reach out to us.
Why opt crown lengthening at Advanced Dental Implants & TMJ Center?
We at Advanced Dental & TMJ Center strive to provide world-class care to our patients. We make sure that all our patients are comfortable and satisfied with their treatment. Dr. Adatrow is passionate about providing personalized care. He spends time with the patients, understands his patient's condition, and recommends the best possible treatment. He has intensively trained in the University of Tennessee and Indiana University hospital for treating gum diseases, laser treatments, crown lengthening, and administering sedation to his patients. He is the only practicing board-certified periodontist and prosthodontist in the southern United States. He has experience of more than 17 years.
What is the duration of healing of dental crown lengthening?
The total recovery period after crown lengthening will usually be about three months. However, no more than 2 or 3 days of rest is required. If your career involves a lot of physical pressure and exercise, you may need to take a few days off work.
What are the risks of crown lengthening?
The only risk of undergoing crown lengthening is developing an infection at the site of the surgery. However, this can be avoided by proper oral hygiene and following post-operative instructions provided by our dental team.
Can I have a crown placed immediately after crown lengthening?
Mostly, no. The surgical site would have to heal. Your teeth will appear significantly longer soon after surgery, as the gums have already been repositioned. You'll need to be seen in one or two weeks to remove the sutures and monitor your recovery. The surgical site should be fully healed about two to three months after the operation. However, Dr. Adatrow might give you a temporary crown based on your body requirements.