Restore Your Smile with Wave Dental’s Crown Lengthening Services

Restore Your Smile with Wave Dental’s Crown Lengthening Services

Wave Dental understands the importance of a confident smile. That’s why we offer comprehensive restorative services, including crown lengthening, to help you achieve a smile you’ll be proud to show off. If you’re looking to enhance the appearance and functionality of your teeth, crown lengthening could be the solution you’ve been seeking.

What is Crown Lengthening?

Crown lengthening is a dental procedure designed to expose more of the tooth’s surface by reshaping or removing gum tissue and bone. This process creates a better foundation for restorative treatments such as dental crowns or bridges, allowing for a more secure fit and improved aesthetics. Crown lengthening can also be performed for cosmetic reasons to correct a “gummy smile” or uneven gum line, revealing more of your natural teeth for a balanced and attractive smile.

When is Crown Lengthening Necessary?

There are several situations where crown lengthening may be recommended:

Tooth Restoration: If a tooth is broken, decayed, or worn down, crown lengthening can provide additional surface area for the placement of a dental crown, ensuring optimal support and longevity for the restoration.

Cosmetic Enhancement: Individuals with excess gum tissue or short teeth may benefit from crown lengthening to achieve a more proportionate and aesthetically pleasing smile.

Periodontal Health: In some cases, crown lengthening may be performed to improve access for cleaning and treating gum disease, promoting better periodontal health.

The Crown Lengthening Procedure

At Wave Dental, our experienced team will begin by thoroughly evaluating your oral health and discussing your treatment goals to determine if crown lengthening is the right option for you. 

If crown lengthening is recommended, the procedure typically involves the following steps:

Consultation: We will conduct a comprehensive examination of your teeth and gums, including X-rays and digital imaging, to assess the extent of treatment needed and develop a personalized treatment plan.

Preparation: Before the procedure, local anesthesia will be administered to ensure your comfort during the treatment. Once numb, our skilled dentist will carefully reshape the gum tissue and/or bone to expose more of the tooth’s surface.

Healing: After the procedure, you may experience some mild discomfort and swelling, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication and ice packs. It’s essential to follow post-operative instructions provided by our team to promote proper healing and minimize complications.

Follow-Up: We will schedule a follow-up appointment to monitor your progress and ensure that your gums are healing correctly. Depending on your specific needs, additional restorative treatments such as dental crowns or veneers may be recommended to complete your smile transformation.

Restore Your Smile with Wave Dental

If you’re ready to enhance the appearance and functionality of your smile with crown lengthening, trust the experienced team at Wave Dental to provide exceptional care and outstanding results. Visit our website and contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards achieving the smile of your dreams.