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At Lenham Dental, we offer crown lengthening for patients who may require dental treatments for a tooth that is not long enough (visible above the gum line) to make sure nothing stops you from getting your treatments.

What is the crown lengthening?

Crown lengthening is often seen as a ‘treatment before a treatment’. In some cases, your dentist may need to expose more of your tooth to repair it. You may require crown lengthening prior to receiving a crown or having a dental filling if the tooth is not visible/protruding enough above the gum line.

Another reason you may need crown lengthening is to treat a ‘gummy smile’ (when the gums are too exposed above the teeth when you smile).

What is the crown lengthening procedure?

Crown lengthening may require a local anaesthetic to ease any discomfort. Once the required area is numb enough for the treatment, your dentist will make small cuts to expose more of the tooth. After the procedure, the surgical area of your gums will be stitched for better healing.

Recovery after crown lengthening

Full recovery after the surgical procedure may take up to 3 months. However, it can be affected by many aspects of your lifestyle (diet, activities, and oral hygiene). We strongly recommend avoiding the consumption of alcohol and avoiding smoking as much as possible during the recovery process.

Your dentist will advise you on the most suitable steps to take after the procedure and will suggest a follow-up appointment.

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