Crown Lengthening Procedure in South Ogden and Kaysville, UT

Cassity Implants and Periodontics

Aesthetic and Functional Crown Lengthening

You do your best to care for your teeth. However, despite your best efforts, your teeth have become damaged. Fortunately, Cassity Implants and Periodontics is here to restore the appearance of your teeth while combating infection. We provide trusted crown lengthening for patients with excess gum tissue in South Ogden and Kaysville, UT.

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Creating Balance for a Healthy Smile

Your gums play a pivotal role in the overall makeup of your smile and oral health. When patients have excess gum tissue, it can prevent the restoration from being placed properly. To ensure symmetry and balance, our trusted experts provide a comprehensive crown lengthening procedure that restores your most confident smile.

Cassity Implants & Periodontics offers crown lengthening treatment in South Ogden and Kaysville, UT

Time-Honored Dental Care

Backed by a wealth of specialized training and time-honored experience, our doctors are known as Utah's leading dental implant and periodontics professionals. Combining innovative techniques with state-of-the-art equipment and technologies ensures our patients' highest quality of care. It’s our goal to help you achieve your healthiest, most radiant smile.

At Cassity Implants & Periodontics, dentists examine gums for periodontal health in South Ogden and Kaysville, UT

What Is Crown Lengthening?

The crown lengthening procedure is used to reshape the gum line to expose a greater portion of a natural tooth before placing a dental restoration. This treatment is pursued for both aesthetic and functional purposes. Crown lengthening can also be used before a filling when a patient decays too close to the gum line.

Crown Lengthening Procedure

The crown lengthening procedure is performed under local anesthesia with the option of sedation. We begin with small gum incisions that allow us to separate the tissue from the tooth to expose the damage. We then remove gum tissue and, in some cases, bone to reshape it before suturing the gum tissue to complete the necessary restorations

Crown Lengthening Benefits

Crown lengthening can be used for an array of patient needs. The crown lengthening surgery offers several benefits, including:

  • Prevent bacteria and infections
  • Better access to cavities for complete removal and cleaning
  • Enhanced periodontal health
  • Lowered risk of gum disease
  • Improved confidence
  • Restored smile
  • Greater overall oral health

Crown Lengthening Recovery

Crown lengthening surgery requires up to three months of recovery time. As the gums begin to heal, patients can resume their daily activities. However, it’s important to refrain from strenuous tasks or movements during the first three days following the procedure. This includes avoiding heavy lifting and physically demanding motions that can trigger bleeding.

Crown Lengthening Aftercare

Following your crown lengthening procedure, your doctor will provide detailed aftercare instructions. Some of the guidelines include:

  • Ice packs for pain and swelling
  • Over-the-counter or prescription medication and antibiotics as prescribed
  • Avoid hot food/beverages for 24 hours
  • Leave dressings in place for one to two weeks
  • Refrain from alcohol and tobacco use

Caring for Your Teeth During Recovery

Caring for your teeth and gums will look slightly different during your crown lengthening recovery. It’s important to gently brush just the surface of the area treated and avoid the dressings. The other areas of your mouth may be brushed and flossed as usual.

Crown Lengthening Candidates

Patients with “gummy” smiles that expose a greater gum surface, making the teeth look smaller, are excellent candidates for crown lengthening. Patients seeking dental crowns, fillings, or other types of restorative treatment can also benefit from crown lengthening. Scheduling a consultation with our team can guide you to the best treatment for your needs.

Let’s Discuss Your Crown Lengthening Procedure

Crown lengthening can transform the look and function of your smile. If you are considering crown lengthening, Cassity Implants and Periodontics is here to accommodate you with an industry-leading crown lengthening treatment that elevates your smile and oral health. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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