What Is Crown Lengthening?
Crown lengthening is a procedure that lengthens the clinical crown of the tooth so that a tooth can be sealed and bacteria cannot enter when the general dentist makes the crown(cap). Patients who suffer from a tooth that has broken or decayed below the gum line can have their teeth saved from extraction and additional damage. In addition, when a tooth is broken down from a fracture, crown lengthening can create more length to make space for reconstruction.
Through this blog, Dr. Clifford Melnick will address what a crown lengthening procedure requires. Patients will be able to understand the purpose of crown lengthening procedures, and learn more about the crown lengthening procedure process.
All about Crown Lengthening
Patients can require a crown lengthening procedure to remove gum tissue and bone surround the teeth to expose a healthier tooth below. Excess gum tissue is removed and small incisions are made so that the surrounding bone can also be reduced. Patients who undergo a crown lengthening procedure that is assisted with soft-tissue lasers can expect to experience less healing time and little pain during the recovery process.
Procedures for crown lengthening that utilize CO2 dental lasers are safe and effective for all patients, including those with health restrictions including: pregnancy, pacemakers, and organ transplants. The Deka Ultraspeed CO2 Dental Laser yields reduced recovery times and a decrease in the need for sutures and extensive aesthetics. Some local anesthetics may be used during the time of the procedure to ensure that a patient is comfortable throughout the entire dental surgery.
Crown lengthening is a common surgical procedure, and can be completed require little recovery time with an expert such as Dr. Clifford Melnick. Within weeks, the gum line can heal properly to allow for other restorative dentistry procedures to take place. After the procedure is completed, a more decay-free tooth surface is accessible, which allows for a dental crown or filling to be placed without the risk of irritation or infection.
With Dr. Melnick, patients can relax knowing that they are with a dentist who cares about comfort, quality care, and satisfaction. Learn more about why you should consider Dr. Melnick for all of your periodontal procedure needs by contacting our New York office today.
Learn More about Our Oral Procedures
If you would like to learn more about crown lengthening and our other dental procedures, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Clifford Melnick and his dental team. We are here to answer all of your questions about the crown lengthening procedure so that you can feel comfortable with the process from the beginning to the end.
To find out more information about Dr. Clifford Melnick, dentistry, or periodontics, please contact our New York office. We believe that our patients should feel comfortable and confident with their smiles—learn how we can make these goals a reality for you.
- American Academy of Periodontology. Crown Lengthening. http://www.perio.org/consumer/dental-crown-lenghthening.htm
- Colgate- Oral and Dental Health Resource Center. Crown Lengthening. http://www.colgate.com/app/CP/US/EN/OC/Information/Articles/Oral-and-Dental-Health-Basics/Checkups-and-Dental-Procedures/Periodontal-Disease/article/Crown-Lengthening.cvsp