Crown Lengthening

Lengthen Your Crown for Safe & Long-Lasting Tooth Restoration

What is
Crown Lengthening?

Crown Lengthening is usually performed to improve the health of the gum tissue, prepare the mouth for a procedure, or correct a “gummy smile”. A “gummy smile” is used to describe an instance where teeth are covered with excess gum tissue resulting in a less esthetically-pleasing smile.

When Is Crown Lengthening Necessary?

We may suggest crown lengthening for restorative, cosmetic, or functional reasons:

Restoring damaged teeth. Decay and trauma can severely damage teeth. If a fracture or break occurs beneath the gum line, it may be necessary to lengthen the crown to prepare for optimal repair of the damaged tooth.

Cosmetic Improvement. With too much gum tissue over enamel, teeth appear unnaturally short. This can degrade the sophistication of the smile and also present a risk for gum infection. Crown lengthening can optimize the balance between teeth and gums to refine the smile and reduce the risk of unnecessary gum inflammation.

Functional restoration. Dental crowns are restorations that cover natural tooth structure to the gum line. In some cases, the crown needs to be lengthened in order to improve the space between the crown and supporting bone to prevent damage to the gums.

How is Crown Lengthening done?

The procedure involves reshaping or recontouring the gum tissue and possibly the bone around the tooth in question to create a new gum-to–tooth relationship. Crown lengthening can be performed on a single tooth, many teeth, or the entire gum line. Visit your dental clinic in Singapore for more information.

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