Aesthetic Crown Lengthening in New York, NY

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What Is Aesthetic Crown Lengthening?

Aesthetic crown lengthening is an oral surgery procedure that can enhance the health and appearance of your smile. Crown lengthening may be a confusing name to some since it sounds like it entails making the tooth longer. A more precise term is crown exposure because gum tissue is excised to show more of the enamel. You may want crown lengthening for aesthetic reasons if you'd like to improve a "gummy" smile. It can also be needed if not enough of your tooth is visible to support a filling, crown, or another restoration. To get more information, schedule an appointment at Maison BE in New York, NY.

How Does Crown Lengthening Work?

Before the crown lengthening procedure, local anesthesia is applied to the needed regions to make the process more comfortable. You can discuss other sedation methods with Dr. Ellen Katz or Dr. Bridget Glazarov during your initial consultation to help you feel calm during the procedure. Once your mouth is prepared, the gum tissue is removed in small slivers to slowly show more of your enamel, and then your gumline will be sculpted for an even look. Once the treatment is complete, your dentist will seal the soft gum tissue to stop the bleeding, followed by cleaning your mouth. After your crown lengthening treatment, your mouth could be sore and swollen. Cold compresses and over-the-counter pain relievers can usually be utilized to minimize your discomfort, but we may prescribe antibiotics and/or pain medication. It may be helpful to adhere to a liquid or soft food diet as your mouth heals.

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Get Visible Smile Improvements

If you want a broader smile that looks natural, learn more about crown lengthening treatments at Maison BE. By eliminating excess gum tissue to increase your tooth length, it's possible to reduce the appearance of a "gummy" smile. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Ellen or Dr. Bridget to determine if you are a candidate for aesthetic crown lengthening in New York, NY.

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How do I know if I need a touch-up after my initial aesthetic crown lengthening treatment?

Aesthetic outcomes will be assessed during your follow-up visits to Maison BE Dental Studio. If additional adjustments are needed to achieve your desired result, a touch-up procedure may be recommended. This decision is typically based on how your gums have healed and how your teeth have responded after the initial procedure. It's important to maintain regular visits so we can monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments. Patient satisfaction with the aesthetic result is our primary goal.

Can aesthetic crown lengthening make my teeth more sensitive?

Aesthetic crown lengthening may expose more of your tooth's root surface, which can increase sensitivity, particularly to hot and cold temperatures. This sensitivity is usually temporary and should diminish within a few weeks after the procedure. We recommend using toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth if discomfort persists. Additionally, we provide specialized care instructions to help manage any sensitivity. If sensitivity continues beyond a reasonable time frame, please consult with us for further evaluation.

Are there any specific toothpastes or oral care products you recommend after aesthetic crown lengthening?

Post-procedure, it's important to use gentle oral care products. We recommend toothpaste formulated for sensitive teeth and soft-bristled toothbrushes to avoid irritating the treated area. An antibacterial mouthwash can also be beneficial to prevent infection and promote healing. Our team will provide a list of recommended products tailored to your specific needs during your recovery period. Regular use of these products will help ensure a smooth and successful healing process.

What should I avoid doing immediately after my aesthetic crown lengthening procedure?

Immediately following your procedure, it's important to avoid any vigorous rinsing or spitting to prevent disrupting the surgical site. We also advise against smoking and drinking through a straw, as these activities can negatively affect the healing process. It's best to rest and keep physical activity to a minimum for the first 24-48 hours. Avoiding hard or crunchy foods can also prevent injury to the treatment area. Following these guidelines will help ensure the best possible healing and aesthetic outcome.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.