Crown Lengthening

Preparation that Can Assure an Effective Restorative Treatment

The extent of your tooth damage can affect the success of your dental restoration. A broken or severely decayed tooth can cause inflammation and further infection near your gum line that hinders restorative treatment.

Your next treatment could be more successful with crown lengthening. The procedure removes gum or bone tissue to expose and prepare your tooth for the next phase of treatment.

Gum tissue can be removed during your procedure to expose a healthy portion of your tooth structure. This enables treatment with a dental crown or a dental filling to be completed without the hinderance of excessive gum tissue.

Crown lengthening is also effective for treating the condition known as a “gummy smile.” This condition involves having too much gum tissue surrounding your upper, smile-zone teeth.

Crown Lengthening Weston FL

Dr. Tamir SegalPeriodontist

Experienced Periodontist serving the communities of Weston, Southwest Ranches, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Cooper City, Sunrise, Miami, Kendall, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, West Palm Beach, and more.


This is a typical surgery. The specialist evacuates removes tissue, bone or both to uncover to a greater portion a tooth. You can ask you periodontist about procedures to improve a “gummy” smile on the grounds that your teeth seem short. Your teeth may really be of the correct lengths, yet they’re covered with an excessive amount of gum tissue. To address this, your periodontist performs a dental crown lengthening surgery.

When you need crown lengthening:

Crown lengthening is done when a tooth needs to be fixed. Sometime, insufficient of the tooth stands out over the gum to support a filling or crown. This can happen when a tooth breaks off at gum line. It likewise can happen when a crown or filling drops out of a tooth and there is decay underneath. To put a filling or crown, your dental specialist needs to uncover a greater amount of the tooth.


Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure performed by your periodontist under a local anesthetic. This can be combined with sedation for those patients who want it. The chosen area of the gums is reduced and shaped through the removal of a little amount of tissue. The objective is to stretch the proper teeth and make greater symmetry at the gum line.


For most patients, crown lengthening does not require any extra post-operative care and any slight pain can be effectively made do with ibuprofen. While crown lengthening patients can go back to work and start eating delicate foods the day after surgery procedure, full recovery of the gum tissue, for the most part, takes half a month. You will require 4 -6 months after the surgery and to get the alright signal from your periodontist before you complete your restoration done. This is an ordinary procedure that goes a long way in ensuring a healthy, enduring crown restoration.

You will be given prescriptions for a pain reliever and a mouth wash. Your dental specialist will request that you follow a somewhat soft eating routine. You can brush the teeth close to the stitches yet keep away from the gums. Remove food particles with a toothpick or a water irrigator.

Contact our dental office in Weston about your tooth damage and gum health. Schedule an examination to discuss crown lengthening to assure an effective restorative procedure.

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