Crown Lengthening ("Gummy" Smile, Overgrown Gums) – Pompano Beach, FL

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Overview

The experienced dental team at SEDA Dental of Pompano Beach is skilled at crown lengthening to enhance the look and health of your teeth. Crown lengthening may seem like an odd name to some because it sounds like it entails adding length to the tooth. A more precise term is crown exposure because some of the gum tissue is removed to show more of the enamel. You might want crown lengthening for aesthetic reasons if you'd like to improve a "gummy" smile. Crown lengthening can also be done if not enough of your crown is visible to hold a filling, crown, or another restoration. To get more information, schedule an appointment at SEDA Dental of Pompano Beach in Pompano Beach, FL.

Best Candidates

If you are considering crown lengthening, you should be in good overall health, particularly with regard to the gums. Problems, such as gum (periodontal) disease, might have to be addressed before crown lengthening can be done. Most frequently, crown lengthening is done for aesthetic reasons to fix a "gummy" smile. In such circumstances, excessive gum tissue could be eliminated to balance the proportion of tooth to gums and provide you with a raised, even gumline. In some cases, crown lengthening may also be required to complete a dental restoration, such as a bridge, crown, or filling.

What To Expect

To begin the procedure, local anesthesia is applied to the regions that will be treated to minimize your discomfort. You can talk about other sedation options with our team during your initial consultation to help you remain comfortable and calm throughout the process. Once you are ready, the gum tissue is removed in small portions to slowly show more of your enamel. Next, your gumline will be sculpted for a lifted and even look. Once we have finished the process, we will close the incisions and then rinse your mouth.

Recovery

Following your treatment, your gums could be sore and inflamed. Over-the-counter pain relievers and cold compresses can be utilized to lessen your discomfort, but our team may write a prescription for antibiotics and/or pain medication. It can be good to adhere to a soft food or liquid diet for many days while your mouth heals. You should keep your mouth clean at home with soft brushing and mouthwash, but avoid dental floss. In some cases, you might need to make another appointment at SEDA Dental of Pompano Beach to track your recovery. Our team will also always assess your gums at your yearly dental examination.

Insurance Coverage

The cost for crown lengthening will differ based on what it is being done. Dental insurance companies might cover a part of the expense in certain scenarios, but they might not. In any case, our financial staff will get in touch with your insurer to ascertain what your personal expenses will be prior to discussing your choices for payment. If you do not have insurance, our dental team can help estimate your expenses during your consultation and also provide you with more info on low-interest financing, which could help to make your treatment easier to afford.

Crown Lengthening

Whether you want to improve your smile or oral health, find out more information on crown lengthening treatments at SEDA Dental of Pompano Beach. By eliminating gum tissue, you can enhance the overall look of a "gummy" smile or prep your mouth for a dental restoration. Schedule an appointment with our dental team to determine if you're a candidate for restorative or cosmetic crown lengthening treatments at SEDA Dental of Pompano Beach in Pompano Beach, FL.

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