Crown Lengthening to Enhance Your Smile
For many, crown lengthening is a transformative procedure that plays a pivotal role in crafting their ideal smile. This treatment is not just about aesthetics; it's also about promoting gum health and preparing teeth for restorations or cosmetic enhancements. Whether you're looking to address a "gummy" smile or need structural adjustments for a dental procedure, crown lengthening offers a comprehensive solution by reshaping both gum and bone. Post-procedure, patients often revel in the newfound confidence of a more balanced and visually appealing smile.
How Does the Crown Lengthening Procedure Work?
The treatment approach for crown lengthening is tailored to each individual's needs. While some require more tooth exposure for restorations, the general procedure is as follows:
1. The treatment area is numbed using local anesthetic.
2. Existing crowns within the treatment zone may be temporarily removed.
3. Precise incisions are made around the soft gum tissue, enabling access to the tooth root and underlying bone.
4. Depending on the goal, either a small amount of tissue is removed, or a minimal quantity of bone is gently extracted around the teeth using specialized instruments.
5. Post-treatment, teeth may appear elongated due to the reshaped gum tissue.
6. The treated site is safeguarded with a protective bandage to reduce infection risks.
7. Prescriptions may include pain relief, antibiotics, and a special mouthwash to inhibit bacterial growth during the healing phase, which generally spans two to three months.
When is Crown Lengthening Necessary?
For those with naturally "gummy" smiles, reducing some gum tissue can make teeth appear more proportionate.
The procedure also becomes essential when a tooth breaks off at the gum line, fractures extend beyond the gum tissue, or when underlying decay is present beneath a crown or filling.
Your Comfort and Understanding is Our Priority
At our Dental Office, Dr. Taís Trevelin ensures every patient feels informed and at ease. Whether addressing a single tooth or multiple, our team prioritizes your comfort and employs advanced techniques from start to finish. Each patient is unique, but trust in our dedication to delivering a seamless and comfortable experience.
Following the procedure, a soft diet, mouth rinse, and over-the-counter pain relief aid the healing process. Patients can continue regular oral hygiene routines, avoiding direct contact with the surgical site. For optimum cleanliness, a water irrigator is advised. Depending on the suture type used, they may dissolve on their own or be removed within about ten days.
For inquiries or to schedule an appointment in San Diego, please contact our Dental Office at (858) 679-8918. Your pathway to a rejuvenated smile awaits.
Unparalleled Expertise in Facial Harmonization
In the realm of dental aesthetics and facial harmonization, Dr. Taís Trevelin stands out as San Diego's leading expert. Her holistic approach goes beyond just teeth, delving deep into the intricacies of facial symmetry and balance. With an extensive background in both dentistry and facial aesthetics, she has a unique understanding of how each element of the face can harmoniously align for the most flattering outcomes. Patients who seek a comprehensive transformation - from a radiant smile to well-balanced facial features - find Dr. Taís Trevelin not only meets but exceeds their expectations. Trust in her unparalleled expertise, commitment to continued education, and genuine passion for bringing out the best in every face she treats.
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