One of the many treatments that Dr. Kazmer offers is crown lengthening. Crown lengthening is a long-lasting restorative process utilized to help patients regain a beautiful smile and eat and speak with comfort and confidence.
About the Procedure
Crown lengthening is a simple surgical procedure. The position of the gum around a tooth is adjusted to expose more of the tooth structure.
For the patient’s comfort, a local anesthetic is used to numb the surgical area. Typically, little to no discomfort is felt as your periodontist reshapes the gum and bone tissue to expose more structure of the damaged tooth. Following the surgery, the treated area may be a little tender, sore or swollen; painkillers and antibiotics may be prescribed to help relieve discomfort and prevent infection from occurring.
In most cases, recovery time after crown lengthening surgery is minimal, and patients can resume their normal routines the day after surgery.
This short animation gives more insight on the process of crown lengthening.
Why Might I Need Crown Lengthening?
If a tooth is decayed, broken below the gum line, or has insufficient crown height, there might not be enough tooth structure available to accommodate restoration procedures such as a crown or bridge. In these instances, crown lengthening surgery may be necessary in order to provide more tooth structure for your periodontist to work with.
Please feel free to contact our office with any questions or concerns that you may have.
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