Crown Lengthening in Kingman, AZ

Crown Lengthening in Kingman, AZ

Are you in need of a crown lengthening? Perhaps you were going through a routine procedure such as a cavity and then hear that you actually need a surgery. There are many reasons you might have to have a crown lengthening surgery done at High Desert Dental, and you might be wondering what the process is and what it entails.

Understanding Crown Lengthening in Kingman, AZ

The process of having your crown lengthened is meant for reshaping your gums at the bottom to a more desired tooth shape, or to expose more of your tooth’s surface, or even adjust the level of bone so that you have extended the size or height portion of the tooth that’s visible above your gumline. This will help to keep a new restoration in place once it’s on. Your gums will require about 2mm of surface area to work with to keep out food and bacteria and to prevent problems. If a portion of the tooth is gone, or if there is decay that’s very deep, the crown lengthening may be recommended to create a necessary level of the exposed tooth – this will keep the restoration from weakening or falling off.

There are various different conditions which might require restorations that may require crown lengthening. This can include short teeth, tooth decay that’s below the gum line, or having a tooth fracture beneath the gum line.

If you have a tooth that breaks off, or you have severe decay, then the remaining healthy area is going to be smaller, and this is going to affect a successful restoration. Crown lengthening will allow for more surface area and then behave like an anchor for restorations – like crowns and veneers.

The surgery is usually done in less than an hour. Special instruments are used to recontour the gum tissue and the bone that’s surrounding your tooth. There is minimal risk to your adjacent teeth because only the tissue in the exact area of the tooth is being worked on.

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Crown lengthening is generally done with a general anesthetic. Sometimes you may require sedation, and that can be provided as well. The chosen areas of the gum are then reduced and recontoured. In the end, you want to lengthen your teeth and have better gum symmetry.

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