What is Functional Crown Lengthening?

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Functional crown lengthening is a specialized periodontal procedure aimed at increasing the amount of visible tooth structure above the gumline. It involves reshaping the gum and bone tissues surrounding a tooth to expose more of its surface. This procedure is commonly performed to address functional issues such as excess gum tissue and tooth decay beneath the gumline or to prepare for restorative treatments like dental crowns or bridges.

Functional Crown Lengthening Procedure

  • Comprehensive Examination – Our experienced periodontist will thoroughly examine your oral health, including evaluating the condition of your gums, teeth, and underlying bone structure. This assessment helps determine if functional crown lengthening is the right treatment for you.
  • Treatment Planning – After diagnosing your needs, our periodontist will develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique situation. We will explain the procedure in detail, addressing any concerns or questions.
  • Local Anesthesia – A local anesthetic will be administered to numb the treatment area to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. We prioritize your well-being and take every step necessary to minimize discomfort during the treatment.
  • Tissue Reshaping – Using precise techniques, our skilled periodontist will carefully remove excess gum and bone tissue to expose an ideal amount of tooth structure. This process helps create a healthier gumline and provides a solid foundation for future restorative treatments.
  • Tissue Contouring – After repositioning the gumline, our periodontist will sculpt the tissue to achieve a harmonious balance between your teeth and gums. This step enhances the overall aesthetics of your smile and creates a natural-looking result.
  • Post-Procedure Care – Following the procedure, our dental team will provide detailed instructions on caring for the treated area to promote proper healing. We may prescribe medication or recommend specific oral hygiene practices to ensure a successful recovery.

Why Choose Inspire Smiles?

At Inspire Smiles, we are dedicated to helping our patients achieve optimal oral health and a confident smile. As part of our comprehensive range of periodontal services, we offer functional crown lengthening, a procedure that can improve both the health and aesthetics of your smile. Our highly skilled periodontist works closely with us to provide exceptional care and achieve outstanding results. Contact us today to make an appointment.  

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