Crown Lengthening – Colorado Springs, CO

Reveal Beautiful Teeth with Crown Lengthening

Are you embarrassed by a “gummy smile?” Excess gum tissue can make your teeth appear smaller than average. Unfortunately, this creates more than just aesthetic concerns. In some cases, it can even adversely affect your oral health. You don’t need to live with a less than perfect smile. Our office uses the latest techniques to remove the tissue to reveal more of the surfaces of your teeth. Crown lengthening in Colorado Springs can help you achieve the smile of your dreams.

What are the Restorative Benefits of Crown Lengthening?

Woman pointing to her smile after crown lengthening in Colorado Springs.

Your gum tissue is essential to a healthy smile; however, if it covers too much of the tooth surface, it can make it difficult to treat a cavity. If decay is located near the gum line, it creates a challenging situation because the decay can be partially hidden under the tissue. Removing the extra tissue ensures the decay has been fully treated to prevent it from turning into a bigger problem down the road.

If you should happen to need a restoration to repair a failing tooth, there might not be enough tooth structure to properly bond the crown. We’ll need to remove the tissue to ensure there is enough structure to bond the restoration to the tooth.

What are the Cosmetic Benefits of Crown Lengthening?

Model of a dental crown being placed over a tooth.

Crown lengthening is an excellent option for patients who are embarrassed by their smiles because of excess gum tissue. We can remove it and sculpt a more aesthetically pleasing gum line to ensure your teeth look proportionate. We’ll help you achieve a beautiful smile you’ll want to show off.

How Does Crown Lengthening Work?

Man with an attractive smile after crown lengthening.

After an initial consultation, you’re scheduled you for your procedure, which varies in duration depending on how many teeth you’re treating. A local anesthetic is used to ensure your comfort as a series of small incisions are made into the tissue near the affected teeth. This allows the tissue to be separated from their surfaces and the jawbone.

The excess tissue is removed, and special instruments are used to create a seamless appearance. Our office uses the latest instruments and technologies to ensure precise results with fewer risks of complications. This helps to ensure the gum tissue properly reattaches to the teeth, which may require temporary structures to hold it in place until you’ve healed.

It’s normal for your gum tissue to be a bit tender for a few days. Your teeth might even be a little sensitive. Thankfully, any discomfort will subside within a few days. It’s important to commit to your oral hygiene while you heal to prevent infection. We’ll also take the time to explain how to best care for your healing tissue to avoid any irritation or injury. Generally, you’ll be fully recovered in 5-6 weeks.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If excess gum tissue is affecting your confidence or your oral health, we offer the advanced solutions you need. Invest in a healthy, beautiful smile with crown lengthening. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.

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