You may not have heard of crown lengthening, but it is a common dental procedure that is offered to patients by dentists for one of two reasons: firstly, because it can drastically improve the health of the gums of the patient which is essential if they have battled gum disease in the past, or secondly, because it is the perfect beginning to cosmetic surgery to ensure that absolutely everything will work out for the best possible looking result. There are many people who have what is called ‘gummy smiles’, which is a much larger proportion of gum to tooth ratio in their smile, and crown lengthening can address that balance if that is something that you want.
Local anaesthetic is all that is needed for crown lengthening so you do not have to worry about going under and spending any time as an inpatient. The length of time that your dentist will need in order to complete the procedure will greatly depend on exactly what is required, and how much damage, if any, there has already been to the gums. If there has been gum disease going on for a long time, and it has progressed and got very bad, then you may find that a relatively large amount of gum and tissue has to be removed, and as your dentist wants to make sure that they do this as carefully as possible, it may take a little while.
However long it takes, you will be amazed at the results that can be achieved through such a simple procedure as crown lengthening. For the best crown lengthening San Diego dentistry can offer, make sure that you book your appointment with the Brighton Dental San Diego. Their dental specialists have years of experience with patients of all ages and backgrounds, and would be happy to talk through your options with you.
Call (619) 359-6569 for a free consultation.