Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is done when there isn’t enough of the tooth above the gum to support a filling or crown.

How is crown lengthening done?

Crown lengthening is done using a local anaesthetic, and your dentist will make cuts to remove your gums away from the teeth. Once your dentist has exposed enough teeth, the surgical area will be sterilised. Then, the opening in your gums will be stitched and closed.

Recovery process

Your dentist will educate you about the specifics of your recovery. It should take about three months for your gums to heal. However, physically demanding activities can alter your healing time and cause bleeding.

To ease your recovery, you might be advised to eat a soft diet and avoid alcohol and smoking. Contact us today to request an appointment

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