Have you ever wished for a more balanced and harmonious smile? Crown lengthening, a specialized procedure offered by our skilled periodontist, Dr. Robert McLeod, could be the solution you are searching for.

What is Crown Lengthening?

Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure that involves reshaping or removing part of the gum tissue, and sometimes the underlying bone, around one or more teeth. The goal is to expose more of the tooth’s surface for aesthetic or functional purposes. This procedure can be particularly beneficial for those with a “gummy” smile, where the gums cover a significant portion of the teeth, making them appear short. Crown lengthening can also aid in the proper fit of a dental crown or other restoration, ensuring long-term success.

The Crown Lengthening Process

A more proportional smile through crown lengthening involves several steps:

  • Consultation: A detailed examination by our periodontist to discuss your goals and determine if crown lengthening is the right option for you.
  • Treatment Planning: Creation of a personalized treatment plan that outlines the specific areas of your gums and bone to be treated.
  • Surgical Procedure: Under local anesthesia, the necessary gum tissue, and possibly bone, are reshaped or removed to expose more of the tooth’s surface.
  • Recovery: A healing period follows, during which you will receive instructions on how to care for your gums as they heal.
  • Follow-Up: A follow-up appointment ensures proper healing and allows for any necessary adjustments.

Benefits of Crown Lengthening

  • Improved Aesthetics: Achieving a more balanced smile by reducing the appearance of a “gummy” smile.
  • Enhanced Functionality: Creating sufficient space for the placement of a crown or other restoration, contributing to its stability and longevity.
  • Easy Maintenance: Making it easier to clean the affected teeth and maintain optimal oral hygiene.
  • Boosted Confidence: Enhancing your smile’s appearance can lead to increased self-esteem.

Ready to Enhance Your Smile?

If you are considering crown lengthening in Irvine, California, reach out to us today at 949-857-9220. Dr. McLeod and our compassionate team are here to provide the information and support you need to take the next step towards a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing smile.

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