Our dental team at SEDA Dental of Jupiter is skilled at crown lengthening to enhance the visual appeal and health of your teeth. Crown lengthening may come off as an odd name to some because it sounds like it entails adding material to the tooth. A more precise term might be crown exposure because some of the gum tissue is excised to show more of the enamel. You might want crown lengthening for aesthetic reasons if you would like to fix a "gummy" smile. It might also be needed if not enough of your enamel is visible to hold a crown, filling, or another restoration. To get more information, schedule an appointment at our facility in Jupiter, FL.
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Ideal candidates for crown lengthening should be in good overall health, particularly regarding the gums. Issues, such as gum (periodontal) disease, might have to be addressed before crown lengthening can be done. Most frequently, crown lengthening is requested for aesthetic reasons to fix a "gummy" smile. In such situations, excessive gum tissue may be eliminated to balance the proportion of gum tissue to enamel and offer you an even gumline. For other patients, crown lengthening may also be required to complete a dental restoration. We might have to uncover more of your tooth to be able to put in a filling, bridge, or crown.
What To Expect
Before the crown lengthening procedure, a numbing agent is used on the treated regions to reduce pain and discomfort. We can talk about other sedation options during your initial consultation to help you stay comfortable and calm throughout the treatment. When you are ready, your gum tissue will be cut away to slowly show more of your enamel, and then your gumline will be sculpted for a lifted and even look. As soon as the treatment is complete, the soft gum tissue will be stitched and your mouth will be rinsed.
Following your treatment, your gums might be sore and inflamed. Nonprescription pain relievers and cold compresses can be utilized to reduce your discomfort, but we can write a prescription for antibiotics and/or pain medication. It can be helpful to stick to a soft food or liquid diet for a few days while your gums recover. You should clean your mouth with soft brushing and mouthwash but avoid dental floss. In some cases, you might need to have another appointment at SEDA Dental of Jupiter to track your recovery. We will also always assess your oral health, including your gums, at your yearly dental examination.
The cost for crown lengthening will differ based on why it is being performed. Dental insurance companies might cover a part of the expense in certain circumstances. In any case, our financial staff will get in touch with your insurance provider to ascertain what your personal expenses will be prior to discussing your choices for payment. If you do not have insurance, we can help estimate your expenses at your consultation and also provide you with more info on medical financing, which may help to make your treatment easier to afford.
If you need to restore your oral health or you want to improve your smile, find out more information on crown lengthening treatments at SEDA Dental of Jupiter. By eliminating gum tissue, it is possible to enhance the look of a "gummy" smile or prepare your mouth for a dental restoration. Schedule an appointment to determine if you are a candidate for restorative or cosmetic crown lengthening treatments at our Jupiter, FL practice.