Crown Lengthening Can Save Your Teeth!

Do you want to save your badly broken and decayed tooth?

We might be able to help you out! Most of the patients who have been advised removal of tooth might have an alternative. We might be able to restore your tooth by doing a treatment called crown lengthening. In crown lengthening, Dr. Adatrow adjusts the gum and bone level to reveal more of the tooth so that it can be treated or restored. During the dental crown lengthening process, excess gum and bone tissue are reshaped to disclose more natural teeth. Crown lengthening can be either esthetic or functional crown lengthening based on the reason for doing crown lengthening. Crown lengthening might be done on a single tooth or multiple teeth based on the requirements.

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Frequently Asked Questions on Crown Lengthening​

What is a crown lengthening?

Crown lengthening adjusts the gum and bone level to reveal more of the tooth so that it can be treated or restored. During the dental crown lengthening process, excess gum and bone tissue are reshaped to disclose more natural teeth.

What are the types of dental crown lengthening?

The type of crown lengthening would depend on the reason for doing the crown lengthening. The two types of crown lengthening are functional and esthetic crown lengthening.

What measures will be taken before the crown lengthening procedure?

Before undergoing the crown lengthening procedure, our dental team will record your medical history and X-rays (radiographs) to understand teeth and bone condition. You should also provide information about the medication you are taking. This will enable us to recommend if you have to stop any medicines before the procedure. If required, Dr. Adatrow will also record an impression for your temporary crown.

Can I undergo sedation for crown lengthening treatment?

Yes, if you are anxious about dental treatments, undergoing sedation might be a good option. You can openly talk about your fears and concerns regarding your dental treatments with Dr. Adatrow during your first dental visit. Dr. Adatrow will take the utmost care of you and address all your problems.

How is crown lengthening performed?

During the crown lengthening procedure, Dr. Adatrow removes the gums to separate them from the teeth and reveals the roots and bones to adjust the bone level. However, in some situations, only the gum tissue is removed. The doctor will wash the surgical area with saltwater and then suture the gums back together, often holding a bandage over the region for extra protection.

What is a crown?

The part of the tooth that is visible above the gum is called the crown.

What is esthetic crown lengthening?

Esthetic crown lengthening is completed to help correct the gummy smile of the patient. Mostly, it happens when the gums cover too much of the crown, making the tooth look smaller or shorter than it should be.

What is functional crown lengthening?

Functional crown lengthening is a surgical procedure that might be necessary if you break a tooth below the gum line or if reconstruction allows a larger number of tooth structures to be exposed for proper support. This procedure aims to change the gum level and provide sufficient room for Dr. Adatrow to restore the area properly.

Can crown lengthening be performed with a laser?

Yes, dental crown lengthening can be performed with a laser. Crown laser lengthening offers gentle, minimally invasive treatment solutions that are reliable and predictable. It results in less irritation, swelling, and bleeding.