About Crown Lengthening in Morrow, GA
Improving the appearance of your smile does not always involve straightening or whitening your teeth. Excess gum tissue can cover too much of your enamel and hide your sexy teeth. The board-certified dental professionals at MINT dentistry are skilled in crown lengthening to improve your oral health and smile. Despite its name, crown lengthening does not actually make your teeth longer. A more fitting name would be "crown exposure" since soft tissue is taken away to reveal more enamel, making the teeth look longer. Your dentist may suggest crown lengthening to improve the aesthetics of your smile or as a necessary treatment if there is an insufficient amount of visible tooth structure to hold a dental restoration. To get more information on how crown lengthening can improve your oral health and appearance, schedule a consultation with a board-certified dentist at MINT dentistry in Morrow, GA.
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Who Is a Good Candidate for Crown Lengthening?
The best candidates for crown lengthening are often those who have an overabundance of gum tissue surrounding one or more teeth. Periodontal disease and other conditions that affect the gum tissue should be treated before crown lengthening is performed. Most commonly, crown lengthening is performed for cosmetic reasons to improve a "gummy" smile. Excess gum tissue can be excised to balance the ratio of visible enamel to gums for a higher, more even gumline. However, crown lengthening might also be required to effectively place a restoration. Our team might recommend crown lengthening to reveal more of the tooth to create enough space for the proper placement of a filling, bridge, or crown. When you visit our well-appointed MINT dentistry office, a member of our team will evaluate your oral health to determine if crown lengthening is ideal for your needs and goals.
How Is Crown Lengthening Performed?
When you arrive for your crown lengthening visit, our caring team will take steps to ensure your comfort. Our well-equipped treatment rooms feature flat-screen televisions, Beats headphones, and MINT sunglasses to help you relax during your procedure. Before the treatment starts, local anesthesia will be applied to your gums. MINT dentistry in Morrow, GA also offers sedation dentistry options if you feel nervous when receiving dental care. Your options and recommendations for sedation will be reviewed in advance at your initial consultation. After your mouth is prepared, a highly skilled dentist will carefully remove small amounts of soft tissue, revealing more enamel and establishing an even gumline. Once we have completed the crown lengthening procedure, we will seal your gum tissues to minimize any bleeding and rinse your mouth.
Caring for Your Gums After Treatment
If you received sedation for your crown lengthening procedure, you should plan to have an adult take you home. Your gums will likely feel tender for a few days following this procedure. Over-the-counter pain medication and cold compresses against the face may be recommended to help reduce any discomfort. Depending on the extent of the procedure, we may prescribe pain medication. We recommend you stick to soft, mild food and remain well hydrated for the first several days following your visit. At home, you should keep your mouth clean with a soft toothbrush and mouthwash, but avoid flossing your teeth until our team tells you it's safe to do so. A second appointment at MINT dentistry should be made so we can monitor your recovery.
The MINT Commitment
Crown lengthening costs vary according to the extent of treatment needs and why the procedure is being performed. Dental insurance providers may cover a portion of the cost in some situations. We will contact your insurance company to learn the details of your coverage before calculating any out-of-pocket expenses. If you don't have dental insurance or have personal costs for your care, talk with our team about our convenient payment options, including medical financing. MINT dentistry is dedicated to helping you obtain the smile you want at an affordable rate.
A Big, Beautiful Smile
Get sexy teeth and a gorgeous smile with crown lengthening at MINT dentistry in Morrow, GA. By removing excess soft tissue, we can improve the appearance of a "gummy" smile or enable the placement of a filling or other restoration. Contact us to schedule an exam and consultation with a board-certified doctor at MINT dentistry to find out if you can benefit from a cosmetic or restorative crown lengthening treatment.