What is Dental Crown Lengthening?
Dental crown lengthening is a surgical procedure that lengthens the appearance of the teeth by removing gum tissue at the gumline. This is not a common procedure but is very useful where there is damage or trauma to teeth either on or just under the gumline.
Crown lengthening is usually done by a dentist who specialises in gums, a periodontist, and is a fairly straightforward matter.
– A local anaesthetic is administered
– Tiny amounts of gum tissue are removed
– Recovery time is about two weeks
Patients “should be able to return to work and normal activities the day after the procedure”. A detailed article about dental crown lengthening can be found at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/what-is-dental-crown-lengthening-and-when-is-it-needed/