Crown lengthening can improve your smile

by | Restorative |

Crown lengthening is a dental cosmetic procedure. It is generally used on patients who feel that their teeth are too small to create a beautiful smile. This procedure is also sometimes called a gum lift.

A crown lengthening procedure is a type of oral surgery. In order to make the teeth appear longer a dentist will remove excess gum tissue, which will make the individual teeth look longer and taller. In some situations the dentists may even remove some the bone surrounding the teeth. Most of the time this procedure is performed in order to improve the aesthetic value of the face, but in some cases it can be used to help treat certain medical problems, such as providing space for fillings and porcelain crowns.

A crown lengthening procedure is performed under a local anaesthetic. The dentist will numb the area, then they will make a series of small slits in the gums to pull them away from the teeth. Any excess gum tissue will be removed, as well as a tiny amount of bone if necessary. Once the proper amount of gum tissue and bone is removed the gums are cleaned and stitched up. The results will be longer individual teeth.

Many patients pair crown lengthening with dermal filler treatment to create a subtle plumping effect in the lips. Together this can give your smile a more aesthetic appearance. Dermal fillers like Restylane, are administered by trained professionals at Parrock Street Dental and Implant Centre, and comprise a series of injections to your desired target area such as the lips. The plumping effect becomes visible immediately after treatment and can last for a number of months.

Crown lengthening procedures can help patients who feel that their smile is too ‘gummy’. It can also help increase the amount of tooth space available to apply veneers or prevent tooth problems. This procedure can also fix uneven or excessive gum lines. Patients who are interested in crown lengthening procedures and dermal filler in Kent should consult the team at Parrock Street Dental and Implant Centre, located at 189-191 Parrock Street, in Gravesend, Kent DA12 1EN.

The dedicated dental staff, led by Dr Rik Trivedi (BDS), can answer all questions regarding this procedure and other facial aesthetic procedures. Parrock Street Dental and Implant Centre can be reached by calling 01474 537191

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About the author Dr Rik Trivedi

Dr Rik Trivedi is the Principal dentist at Parrock Dental & Implant Centres. He has a keen interest in Cosmetic Smile Dentistry and braces, Dental implants, Facial Aesthetics, Prevention and is very experienced in the design and placement of Cerec Same Day Crown technology.