A crown lengthening is a periodontal procedure, performed generally before fixing an artificial tooth or to improve the health of gum tissues. This procedure is also carried out when mouth needs to be prepared for restorative or for any cosmetic surgery to create a perfect smile.
Crown lengthening procedure involves reshaping or recontouring of bone and gum tissues that helps to expose more of natural teeth. This can be carried out on a single tooth or on many teeth or on entire gum line.
Here are the three major reasons why you may require crown lengthening:
- Restoration of damaged teeth – When teeth get damaged due to gum disease, trauma or decay where the teeth are broken beneath the gum line. Crown lengthening is performed to prepare area for restoration.
- Cosmetic uses –Removal of extra gum tissue to obtain healthy and balanced look. Crown lengthening is performed to improve the aesthetic appearance of the smile.
- Dental crowns – Crown lengthening can also be used to create more space between the supporting jawbone and new crown to prevent new crown from damaging gum tissues.
In case if you have any more queries regarding crown lengthening and cosmetic dentistry , please feel free to contact or visit Green Meadow Dental, 3579 B Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06111. (860)-865-0056. Many people from Portland come to our office because we are conveniently located next to Target. Our flexible hours and family dental practice makes it easy for busy families to schedule visits for both parents and children. We also service patients from surrounding areas including West Hartford, Cromwell and Farmington.