What is crown lengthening?
Crown lengthening is an oral surgery procedure involving the removal of excess gum and bone tissue to expose more of your natural tooth. This can be very helpful for patients with overly long gums that cover too much of the tooth’s surface. Crown lengthening may also be done if you have a broken, chipped, worn down, or otherwise damaged tooth, as it helps prepare the affected area for dental treatment, like a filling, veneer, bridge, or crown. The dentists of Modern Dental Studio in East Brunswick, New Jersey, can educate you further on the benefits of crown lengthening surgery.
Why might I need a crown extension?
Some patients need crown lengthening to prepare the tooth for treatment, while others may need it to make their smile look longer. If you are unhappy with how your teeth look due to extra gum tissue or an uneven gum line, this procedure can help you achieve a more pleasing and proportional appearance. It is critical to note that crown lengthening helps make your teeth look better, but it does not make them any shorter. Therefore, if you have a cavity or other issues affecting the actual tooth length, these will still need to be treated separately from the rest of your gums and tissues.
What should I expect during a crown lengthening procedure?
Crown lengthening may take place over several visits, and your dentist at Modern Dental Studio will guide you through each step of the process. When you come in for your initial consultation, they will provide an examination and explain the treatment in simple terms. The dentist may also take X-rays to help determine if any issues with your jawbone need to be addressed before the procedure can begin. The dentist will create a customized plan based on factors such as how much tissue needs to be removed, how many visits the procedure will involve, and what type of anesthesia you need.
Schedule a visit to learn more about esthetic crown lengthening
Call Modern Dental Studio of East Brunswick, NJ, at (732) 432-0123 to learn more about this procedure. The office is open to new patients in the community who are seeking quality dental care.