Esthetic Crown Lengthening
If you feel as though your front teeth look short or that you have a "gummy smile", you may be a candidate for esthetic crown lengthening. In this procedure excess gum tissue is removed to expose more of the natural tooth crown and improve the appearance of your smile.
The procedure is done with local freezing. Nitrous oxide sedation is available to make you feel more comfortable. Often this procedure is very simple and a small amount of gum tissue can be removed with our laser. In some cases, Dr.Lamberts may have to remove some bone from around the teeth. The area may or may not require sutures.
After the procedure
Minor swelling of the surgical site is to be expected in the first few days. It is recommended to ice the area on and off for the first 24 hours. Dr. Lamberts will recommend or prescribe medication to manage any discomfort you may experience. Detailed post operative instructions will be given to you before and after the procedure.
The expected results for your specific case will be discussed with you during your consultation appointment. With this procedure we are able to improve the look of your smile by improving the symmetry of your gums and lengthening your teeth.
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