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What Is a Crown Lengthening Actually Used For?

Posted on 9/6/2021 by Amir Hosseini, DDS
What Is a Crown Lengthening Actually Used For?This is a procedure performed to restore and enhance your gum tissue. It is also done when preparing you for cosmetic or restorative oral procedures. Furthermore, the procedure may come in handy in correcting a gummy smile, a condition where excess gum tissue covers the teeth. The crown lengthening procedure helps expose more natural teeth by recontouring or reshaping gum and bone tissue. This procedure can be done on several teeth, a single tooth, or the entire gum line to produce an aesthetically pleasing smile.

The Purpose of a Crown Lengthening Procedure

Crown lengthening is a common procedure that has several uses and benefits. In fact, many of those that have undergone this procedure are extremely delighted with the outcome. As mentioned, there are many uses of crown lengthening. Perhaps, the most common one is in the restoration of damaged teeth. Severe dental conditions like periodontal disease and decay can cause damage to your teeth. In cases where the teeth are broken beneath the gum line, the crown lengthening procedure will come in handy. This procedure will be used to prepare an area for new restoration that will help fix the damaged teeth.

Crown lengthening is also used for cosmetic purposes. When you have extra gum tissue, your teeth will look unnaturally short. This condition will also increase the risk of periodontal infections. By removing excess gum tissue, the crown lengthening procedure can restore a balanced and healthy look. This will help improve your smile's aesthetic appearance. As much as this procedure is often used to improve your smile, it is also a great way of protecting your tooth against oral infections. It does so by getting rid of excessive gum tissue that can be a breeding ground for bacteria. Contact our offices for more information on the uses of crown lengthening.

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