Cosmetic Crown Lengthening

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Cosmetic Crown Lengthening at Smile Design Team in Dedham, MA

At Smile Design Team in Dedham, MA, we offer cosmetic crown lengthening to enhance the aesthetics of your smile by reshaping the gum line. This procedure can expose more of your natural tooth, making your teeth appear longer and your smile more balanced and harmonious.

What Is Cosmetic Crown Lengthening?

Cosmetic crown lengthening is a surgical procedure designed to improve the appearance of the smile by reshaping excess gum and bone tissue to expose more of the tooth below. This treatment can be an excellent solution for patients who feel their teeth are too short or their smile is too “gummy,” or for those needing to prepare for further restorative or cosmetic dental work.

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Benefits of Cosmetic Crown Lengthening

Cosmetic crown lengthening offers several aesthetic and functional benefits:

  • Enhanced Smile: By exposing more of the natural tooth, this procedure can make the teeth appear more proportionate and the smile more appealing.
  • Improved Oral Health: Reducing excessive gum tissue can help prevent periodontal issues by making the teeth easier to clean.
  • Enables Additional Treatments: It creates a stronger foundation for future dental work, including dental crowns and veneers, by exposing more of the tooth structure.

Who Needs Cosmetic Crown Lengthening?

Cosmetic crown lengthening is a versatile treatment that can be used for:

  • Gummy Smile Correction: For patients who have a significant portion of their gum showing when they smile.
  • Tooth Proportion Balancing: Adjusting the visible portion of the teeth to create a more balanced look.
  • Restorative Treatment Preparation: Preparing the mouth for other procedures where more tooth structure needs to be exposed, like fitting a dental crown or veneers.

The Cosmetic Crown Lengthening Procedure

Here’s what you can expect when you come to Smile Design Team for cosmetic crown lengthening:

  1. Initial Consultation: We will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth and gums, discuss your aesthetic goals, and develop a personalized treatment plan.
  2. The Procedure:
    • Anesthesia: Local anesthesia is administered to ensure comfort during the procedure.
    • Reshaping: The dentist carefully reshapes the excess gum and bone tissue around the teeth to expose more of the natural tooth.
    • Suturing: After the gums have been contoured, they are sutured to allow for healing.
  3. Recovery: Healing typically takes about 3 to 6 weeks. During this time, you’ll follow specific post-operative care instructions to ensure a smooth and efficient healing process.

Post-Procedure Care

After cosmetic crown lengthening, it’s important to follow these care tips to ensure the best results:

  • Oral Hygiene: Gently brush your teeth and gums as instructed by your dentist to keep the area clean.
  • Medications: Take any prescribed antibiotics or pain relievers as directed.
  • Diet: Stick to soft, nutritious foods and avoid anything hard, crunchy, or sticky that might disturb the healing tissues.
  • Follow-Up Visits: Attend all scheduled appointments so we can monitor your healing and make any necessary adjustments.

Why Choose Smile Design Team for Your Cosmetic Crown Lengthening?

  • Experienced Professionals: Our dental team has extensive experience performing cosmetic crown lengthening and is dedicated to achieving the best possible outcomes.
  • Personalized Care: We tailor every treatment to meet the individual needs and aesthetic goals of our patients.
  • Advanced Techniques: We use the latest surgical techniques and technology to ensure precise and comfortable treatment.
  • Comprehensive Dental Care: We offer a full range of dental services to complement your cosmetic procedures and maintain your oral health.

Other Cosmetic and Restorative Services at Smile Design Team

In addition to cosmetic crown lengthening, we provide a wide array of services to improve the function and appearance of your teeth:

  • Dental Implants: A permanent solution for missing teeth, providing the look, feel, and function of natural teeth.
  • Teeth Whitening: Brighten your smile safely and effectively with our professional whitening services.
  • Invisalign: Straighten your teeth discreetly with clear, custom aligners.
  • Dental Veneers: Transform your smile with durable and natural-looking porcelain veneers.
  • Dental Crowns: Restore damaged teeth with crowns that blend seamlessly with your natural teeth.
  • Periodontal Therapy: Address gum disease with treatments designed to restore gum health.
  • Dental Bridges: Close gaps in your smile with bridges designed to look and function like natural teeth.
  • Root Canal Treatment: Save and restore teeth affected by severe decay or infection.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Ready to transform your smile with cosmetic crown lengthening? Contact Smile Design Team today to schedule your consultation. We’re here to help you achieve the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve.

Rediscover your smile’s potential with cosmetic crown lengthening from Smile Design Team – where your smile and comfort are our top priority!