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Crown Lengthening Temple TX Dental

Crown Lengthening Temple TX Dental

A sticky smile gives the impression of short teeth. Their teeth are normal in size, but they are partially hidden by too much gum tissue. Crown lengthening is a cosmetic procedure used to expose decayed or broken areas of teeth above the gum line, while some individuals request it for cosmetic purposes. Before installing a bridge or carrying out another restorative dental procedure, a periodontist may do a crown lengthening to expose more tooth structure.

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What is Crown Lengthening?

Usually, there are more than three millimetres of exposed gum in people with gummy smiles. To make more of the tooth visible, soft tissue and occasionally bone are removed during the procedure.

One tooth, multiple teeth, or the entire gum line may be treated by a periodontist.

Crown lengthening operations can be carried out by dentists to:

1. Handle issues with physical appearance

2. Reveal gaps under the gums

3. Indicate the tooth's fractured parts

4. Show more tooth structure to make space for a bridge or other appliance.

Dentists use biological width to maintain the health of oral structures, but not everyone is a good candidate for crown lengthening surgery. Dentists consult for cosmetic reasons.


How To Get Ready For The Surgery?

A crown lengthening candidate should visit their dentist for a checkup and to talk about the procedure's suitability.

Before the procedure, it's critical to be in good general health and with healthy gums. To promote gum and tooth health, the American Academy of Periodontology suggests:

The adverse consequences of this amalgam filling vapour, however, could be more likely to affect some people. This group consists of those who:

1. Regularly brush your teeth

2. The act of flossing once daily

3. Applying mouth rinse

4. Yearly checkups at the dentist for an extensive cleaning

To choose the best surgical method, the periodontist performs a preoperative analysis to identify the new gumline location and evaluate the teeth, gums, and surrounding structures.

The Process Itself

Periodontists remove extra gum tissue during crown lengthening, though general dentists can also carry out the operation. To reveal more teeth, bone tissue may occasionally be reshaped.

Different ways of lengthening the crown include:

1. Gingivectomy

2. Surgery to move the open apical

3. Medical extrusion

Each is covered in more detail below.

Depending on the reason for the extra gum tissue and the patient's oral health, the dentist will select the best method.

A few variables that may impact the technique selection are as follows:

1. Aesthetic factors

2. The crown-to-root ratio is the length of the tooth root relative to its crown.

3. The root's proximity

4. The root's appearance

5. The existence of bone loss

6. The location of the tooth or teeth that are damaged

7. The requirement for a cap or filling.


The removal of gum tissue with a scalpel, laser, or electrocautery is known as a gingivectomy. Local anaesthetic will be applied to the patient.

According to research, lasers may provide better gingivectomy outcomes than electrocautery—an electrically heated tool—with less discomfort, quicker healing, and less bleeding.

A 2015 evaluation found that following a gingivectomy, the gum can heal rapidly. Any discomfort usually subsides in a few days and week, and if the surgery only includes gum tissue removal, full tissue healing usually takes place in 4-6 weeks.

Flap Surgery That Is Positioned Apically

This is creating a flap of tissue by making an incision in the gums. Depending on how much of the tooth they plan to expose, the periodontist will then lift the flap to remove any excess tissue and possibly bone.

The flap is then repositioned in the direction of the tooth's root, and stitches are used to hold it in place while the tooth heals. Additionally, they might cover the area with a bandage or dental dressing.

Extrusion Surgical Treatment

The tooth is moved to the desired location on the gumline during surgical extrusion. This technique can be applied by a periodontist in cases where a tooth fractures below the gum line.

Stitches might be used to hold the tooth in place. These could eventually disappear or need to be removed. The tooth may also be secured to the neighbouring teeth by the dentist using wire or a splint.


Recovery is dependent on the type of procedure and the dentist's recommendations. When anaesthesia wears off, some people need to take acetaminophen or ibuprofen, which are anti-inflammatory medications, to reduce pain and inflammation.

There may be some mild bleeding and swelling following a crown lengthening. Using a cold compress could be beneficial. Chlorhexidine mouthwash, water rinsing, and a soft diet are all part of the recovery process. Gums shrink and pain and swelling subside.

Dentists may have to wait for device healing to finish; according to the American Academy of Periodontology, back-mouth healing takes 6–12 weeks and front-mouth healing takes 3–6 months.

When To Visit The Oral Surgeon

Consult a dentist to determine if crown surgery is suitable for you and may recommend a periodontist for gum disease specialist advice.

Following a crown elongation, inform the dentist if:

1. There is severe pain or swelling

2. The bleeding continues.

3. Are there any additional potential indicators of infection?

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In Short

In Short, A dentist should be consulted about crown lengthening if they have a gummy smile. The dentist may recommend the patient to a periodontist or gum surgery expert.

For bridge installation or tooth repair, crown lengthening might be required; this will give the gums up to six months to heal. A general dentist can provide advice, but not everyone is qualified.