Dental Crown Lengthening
Dental Crown Lengthening
Dental Crown Lengthening
Dental crown lengthening is a procedure that can be used to correct the alignment of a tooth, creating more room for dental restorations. The procedure involves removing gingival tissue and bone from around the tooth’s root, which makes more space for restorations. It may be necessary because teeth have shifted due to an injury or if other issues make it difficult to complete certain procedures.
What is dental crown lengthening?
Dental crown lengthening is a procedure that can correct the alignment of a tooth, creating more room for dental restorations. The process involves removing gingival tissue and bone from around the tooth’s root, which makes more space for repairs. It may be necessary because teeth have shifted due to an injury or if other issues make it challenging to complete specific procedures.
The procedure of dental crown lengthening is used to adjust the gum tissue and bone level to expose more of the tooth so it can support restoration. If you have an old or poorly fitting denture that causes pain or irritation, dental crown lengthening can be performed to place a larger denture over this area. This will help keep your mouth healthy while wearing your new appliance.
What is the process of dental crown lengthening?
Once you arrive at our office, we’ll numb your mouth with local anesthesia so that you don’t feel any pain during this process. Your dentist will then remove a small amount of gum tissue around your tooth to expose more of it; this helps them get better access when placing the temporary crown over your damaged one. Finally, after everything has been cleaned up and protected with a temporary crown (which can last up to three months), they’ll place their final product—a permanent dental restoration—for it to fully heal and become comfortable once again!
Dental crown lengthening is a minimally invasive procedure, which means it does not require tooth extraction. Instead, your tooth is fitted with a cap that will remove your tooth pain and discomfort.
What are the benefits of dental crown lengthening?
Dental crown lengthening is a minimally invasive procedure, which means it does not require tooth extraction. We will use a small drill bit to make an opening in the tooth, and then insert a small metal rod into this opening. The rod is then heated until it becomes malleable and expanded to fill in the gap between your gum and your dental crown.
What is the aftercare process of dental crown lengthening?
The aftercare process is important in the recovery of dental crown lengthening. After you have had your teeth lengthened, you must follow a healthy diet and maintain good oral hygiene.
- You should eat a healthy diet that includes plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, low-sugar items, whole grain products, lean meats or fish, and low-fat dairy products. Avoiding foods with high sugar content will help prevent tooth decay which can weaken teeth that have been lengthened due to previous gum disease or decay.
- Brush your teeth twice daily using a toothbrush with soft bristles to avoid damaging sensitive tissue in your mouth.
- Continue to floss regularly to remove food particles from between your teeth before they become trapped underneath the gums as well as under dental crowns or veneers.
- Using fluoride mouthwash may be beneficial for patients who need extra protection against tooth decay during their recovery period from dental crown lengthening surgery because it helps kill bacteria found in plaque deposits on the surface of one’s teeth that lead to decay formation over time if left untreated by regular brushing alone without other forms of oral hygiene (like flossing).
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