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Crown Lengthening in Houston

Achieving that Perfect Smile

When there isn't enough tooth structure and surface for a crown placement, crown lengthening is your best option. Crown lengthening is a dental procedure where the gum line is altered to expose more of the tooth's surface. A periodontist achieves this by incising the gum tissue around the tooth and then decreasing the circumference of the alveolar bone. At Bellaire Periodontics, our Houston periodontist has been helping patients regain their perfect smiles.

Contact us at (713) 255-8372 to schedule a crown lengthening appointment today.

The Crown Lengthening Procedure

This process can be helpful for patients experiencing a variety of dental problems.

Crown lengthening may be recommended for a variety of reasons, such as:

  • If the tooth has been damaged near the gum line, crown lengthening may be needed to allow for a greater tooth surface to work on
  • For individuals who have unnaturally small teeth, crown lengthening can expose more tooth surface, creating a more natural-looking smile
  • When a dental crown is needed but there isn't enough tooth surface to work with

Before the surgical procedure, your periodontist will usually schedule a teeth cleaning and place dental crowns on any teeth that require it. Surgery is completed under local anesthesia and the time of completion depends on how many teeth will be involved. Once the desired gum area has been removed, along with any bone structure, the periodontist will stitch together incisions, and if needed, place a bandage over the affected areas. After the procedure, you may be prescribed pain medication and a mouth rinse to keep the area clean and sterile.

Following the procedure, you can expect:

  • Swelling around the area
  • Pain and discomfort
  • Sporadic bleeding
  • A follow-up appointment to remove the stitches
  • If a crown is needed, it will be placed three months later

Our team can help you determine if crown lengthening is necessary for you, and can answer any questions you may have about the process.

Give us a call at (713) 255-8372 to schedule an appointment today.

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