Crown Lengthening is More Than a Cosmetic Procedure
Posted on 7/10/2018 by ROOT™ Periodontal and Implant Center
Everyone wants to have a great smile. Many will go to great lengths and expense to achieve a smile they are proud of. One of the producers that some turn to is the use of crowns. Crowns can replace damaged, broken or lost teeth.
There is another procedure called crown lengthening that is available While there are some that do this to improve their smile, there are other reasons for people to consider this surgical procedure.
Understanding Crown Lengthening
Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of excess gum tissue to expose more of the teeth. The cosmetic purpose of this is for people who have something called a gummy smile. This is where the teeth seem too short because the gums cover too much of them.
While crown lengthening can improve the way a person appears, that is not the only reason that people turn to this procedure. Crown lengthening expose more of the structure of a tooth. That is necessary sometimes when a crown is put in place. If there is not enough structure available to seat the crown properly, the lengthening procedure will allow the proper placement of the crown and will make it stronger and more secure.
Crown lengthening is not used just for the proper placement of crowns. It is also used when people do not have enough structures left for bridges or dentures. Without this procedure, these other dental aids are not possible.
Crown lengthening is a key to helping people get the smile they want, but that does not mean it is purely a cosmetic procedure. For some people it is necessary for them to replace teeth that they have lost. For more information about crown lengthening or any other dental procedure, take a minute to contact the professionals at our offices.
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