When tooth decay occurs below the gum line, or if you seek to improve upon a “gummy” smile, choose the very best for crown lengthening procedures. At Comfort Dental Care and Orthodontics, we offer expert crown lengthening services at our locations in Crestview, Pensacola, Mary Esther and Santa Rosa Beach.
What Is Crown Lengthening?
Crown lengthening helps to expose more of your natural tooth so your mouth can be better prepared for a necessary cosmetic or restorative procedure or to address and improve the health of your natural gum line. During this procedure, excess gum and bone tissue are reshaped to expose more of your natural tooth.
Benefits of Crown Lengthening
Crown lengthening procedures are done prior to restoration of broken or severely decayed teeth, and the procedure effectively adjusts the gum and bone level to expose more of your tooth so it can be restored. Sometimes crown lengthening is done to improve a “gummy” smile because your teeth appear too short, in cases where the teeth are actually an appropriate length, but there may be excess gum tissue covering the teeth.
Preparing for Crown Lengthening
There is no special preparation for crown lengthening. Schedule your consultation now with the crown lengthening experts at Comfort Dental Care and Orthodontics if you want an honest dentist, you can trust for the brightest smile possible. Much of the process for crown lengthening involves the contour of your gum line, gum tissue health, as well as the whole area of affected teeth, which is why it helps to turn to the dental provider who you can trust.We have all of the experts under one roof, and a whole team focused on serving you as well as enhancing your appearance and wellbeing.
Crown Lengthening: Procedure and Recovery
Once your teeth are properly and naturally exposed, the area will be cleaned, and stitches can be used to suture the affected area. You will notice immediate results from the surgery. The affected area will be allowed to fully heal over the next 2-3 months.
How Much Does Crown Lengthening Cost?
The cost of your personalized crown lengthening procedure varies depending on the specific needs of your treatment. Because your crown lengthening can be functional or cosmetic in nature, it may or may not be covered by your dental insurance, so check with your insurance carrier for more details. If crown lengthening is not covered, we offer convenient financing options through CareCredit® and OrthoBanc® which offers personalized payment plans for a variety of elective and cosmetic dentistry procedures.
Is Crown Lengthening Right for Me?
If you’re concerned about the look of a “gummy” smile or if you would like more of your natural teeth to show through when you smile, then crown lengthening may be the solution for you. Call Comfort Dental Care and Orthodontics today to schedule your consultation, where our skilled team can properly assess your candidacy.
Why Choose Comfort Dental Care And Orthodontics?
You should know that we are a team of dentists and oral health specialists wholly focused on providing a brilliant smile that will help you look great and have a better quality of life. Crown lengthening can require multiple areas of dental expertise and specialization, which is why you should choose Comfort Dental Care and Orthodontics. Contact us now to set up your appointment, and make Comfort Dental Care and Orthodontics your family’s partner for all your dental care needs.
What to Expect During Your Consultation
During your initial consultation, our experts will meticulously examine your teeth and address any issues that are of concern to you. A thorough exam will include digital X-rays and the use of advanced diagnostic imaging technology to identify visually imperceptible issues.
For the crown lengthening experts, please contact our Crestview, Pensacola, or Santa Rosa Beach locations to schedule an appointment to discuss crown lengthening.