Crown Lengthening

Crown Lengthening is a procedure to reshape gum tissue and improve the shape of the teeth. The patient will have a better smile, as well as improve personal development and confidence.

Who should do Crown Lengthening?

  1. those who need to lengthen the teeth to attach dental crown, bridge, and veneer
  2. those who have ‘Gummy Smile’, gum tissue covers teeth surface creating uneven gum lines

Crown Lengthening Process

  1. The dentist will examine the teeth condition and mark the surgery area. Anesthetics can be injected before the surgery.
  2. Cut and remove the gum tissue or bone in some cases to improve teeth visibility.
  3. Place a surgical dressing. Dentist may give aftercare instructions and ask for a follow-up appointment.

Crown Lengthening Duration

It may take about 1 hour depends on cases.

Lifespan of Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is permanently effective, however with the right aftercare.

Crown Lengthening Aftercare

  1. Take pain killer to relieve the pain, under the dentist instructions
  2. Avoid chewing hard or spicy food until recover
  3. In case of any emergency, please contact your dentist immediately
  4. Have an appointment with the dentist every 6 months

Frequently Asked Questions

Q : Which conditions are suitable for Crown Lengthening?
A :
  • Uneven gum lines
  • Gum tissue covers teeth surface too much
  • Short teeth surface
  • Temporomandibular disorders
Q : Q : Does Crown Lengthening hurt?
A : Crown Lengthening does not take long. You may feel numb on the anesthetics area and your face may swell for 1-2 days.
Q : Q : If not Crown Lengthening?
A : Those who have Temporomandibular disorders but do not want to do Crown Lengthening may have following options:
  • Orthognathic surgery (Jaw surgery)
  • Botulinum toxin (Botox) injection to control the upper lip muscle (orbicularis oris muscle)
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