Traditionally, crown lengthening has been a periodontal practice which doctors suggest for different treatment necessities. For example, a highly damaged tooth can be restored to a great extent by revealing some area at its base and setting up a dental crown on the top.
However, dental faculties soon realized the amazing cosmetic benefits of the procedure. Instead of being a strictly prescribed periodontal practice, crown lengthening has now become a widely prevalent, simple, and effective cosmetic dental practice.
Just by exposing concealed teeth area at the base, the crown benefits from the appearance of being lengthened. According to unique patient requirements, sometimes a dental crown prosthetic is also adjusted on the teeth to actually elongate it at the tip. The procedures are very effective for issues such as ‘gummy smile’ or stout teeth.
The need for surgery
Patients may think that only attaching a prosthetic crown on top should be enough. However, even when a prosthetic crown needs to be fixed on a damaged tooth, the dentist still needs sufficient teeth space to make it happen. Besides, it also ensures that the fitted crown does not interfere with the gum tissue and the bones.
The point is that only attaching a prosthetic crown is even not possible medically. The patient has to consent to the surgical procedure in any case. The surgery does not only lower the gum line, but it is also used to restructure teeth bone tissue.
It is only a mild surgical procedure and not that invasive. A good clinic will usually accomplish it in one sitting. However, patients are required to pay a few previous visits for adequate preparation to the surgery.
Some common prescription pills happen to dilute the blood and reduce its ability to clot. The doctor will review your medical history and suggest a necessary time for preparing the teeth. The operation is done under mild sedatives and local anesthetics. The clinic will also provide necessary post-operative care instructions and assistance.
Essentially, you will have to find a good clinic in your community. Visit the preferred clinic’s website. Assess the friendliness and expertise of the service. Check out the costs and everything before scheduling a consultation. Always make sure that you are getting the treatment at a certified restorative and cosmetic facility.