The practitioners at Imagix Dental of Buford are highly skilled at crown lengthening to enhance the visual appeal of your teeth. Crown lengthening may come off as an odd name to some because it sounds like it entails adding length to the tooth. A more precise term is crown exposure because some of the gum tissue is cut away to show more of the enamel. You might want crown lengthening for aesthetic reasons if you want to improve a "gummy" smile. Crown lengthening might also be needed if your tooth is not visible enough to hold a crown, filling, or another restoration. To get more information, schedule an appointment at our practice in Buford, GA.
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If you are considering crown lengthening, you 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 completed. Most frequently, crown lengthening is done for aesthetic reasons to fix a "gummy" smile. In such situations, excessive gum tissue could be eliminated to balance the proportion of tooth to gums and provide you a raised, even gumline. In some cases, crown lengthening may also be required to complete a dental restoration. Our general dentists might want to uncover more of your tooth to properly place a filling, bridge, or crown.
What To Expect
To begin the procedure, local anesthesia is applied to minimize your discomfort. You can talk about other sedation options with Imagix Dental of Buford during your initial consultation to help you stay comfortable and calm throughout the process. Once you are ready, the gum tissue is removed in small slivers to slowly show more of your enamel, and then your gumline will be sculpted for a lifted and even look. Once we have finished the process, we will close the gums and then rinse your mouth.
Following your treatment, your gums could be sore and inflamed. Over-the-counter pain relievers and cold compresses can be utilized to lessen your discomfort but we can write a prescription for antibiotics and/or pain medication. It can be good to adhere to a soft food or liquid diet while your mouth heals. You ought to keep your mouth clean at home with soft brushing and mouthwash, but avoid dental floss. In some cases, you might need to make another appointment at Imagix Dental of Buford to track your recovery. Our staff will also always assess your gums at your yearly dental examination.
The cost for crown lengthening will differ based on why it is being done. Dental insurance companies might cover a part of the expense in certain scenarios, but they might not. In any case, our financial staff will get in touch with your insurer 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 during your consultation and provide you more information on low-interest financing, which could help to make your treatment easier to afford.
Whether you want to improve your smile or oral health, find out more information on crown lengthening treatments at Imagix Dental of Buford. By eliminating gum tissue, it's possible to enhance the overall look of a "gummy" smile or prep your mouth for a dental restoration. Schedule an appointment to determine if you're a candidate for restorative or cosmetic crown lengthening treatments at our practice in Buford, GA.