Crown Lengthening in Gramercy

Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is a precise surgical procedure offered at Flatiron Dental, where Dr. Arti Jagirdar meticulously exposes more of the tooth's structure, typically to prepare the area for restoration or improve the aesthetics of the gum line. This treatment is essential when a tooth is insufficiently exposed for dental restoration. By reshaping the gum and bone level, crown lengthening provides the necessary space for further dental work and enhances gum health and appearance.

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Benefits of Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening offers extensive benefits, making it a popular choice among patients seeking both functional and aesthetic improvements in their smiles. At Flatiron Dental, patients experience enhanced outcomes with crowns that fit better and are easier to maintain. Additionally, crown lengthening can improve gum health by making it easier to clean the teeth at and below the gum line, which prevents periodontal disease and creates a more balanced, symmetrical smile.

The Crown Lengthening Treatment Process

At Flatiron Dental, the crown lengthening process begins with a detailed consultation where Dr. Jagirdar assesses your dental structure and discusses your aesthetic goals. Local anesthesia is applied to ensure comfort throughout the procedure, which involves carefully removing excess gum tissue—and sometimes small amounts of bone—to expose more of the tooth’s structure. The site is then shaped and smoothed to prepare it for a new crown or bridge, ensuring optimal fit and longevity of your dental restoration.

Types of Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening can be categorized into two main types: esthetic and functional. Esthetic crown lengthening is performed to remove excess gum tissue that contributes to a "gummy" smile. Functional crown lengthening is often necessary when tooth structures are insufficient to support a restoration, such as a crown or bridge. It requires a slight reduction of gum and bone tissue for better access and durability of the dental appliance.

Our Tools & Technology

Flatiron Dental prides itself on utilizing state-of-the-art tools and technology to ensure precision in every procedure, including crown lengthening. Dr. Jagirdar uses advanced digital imaging and laser technology to achieve accurate results with minimal discomfort. These innovative technologies allow for meticulous planning and execution of the procedure, enhancing both the healing process and the final aesthetic and functional outcomes for our patients.

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What Should I Expect After a Crown Lengthening Procedure?

Patients may experience mild discomfort and swelling after crown lengthening, typically subsiding within a few days. Dr. Jagirdar will provide personalized care instructions, including recommended pain relievers and oral hygiene practices. Keeping the treated area clean and avoiding hard foods is important to ensure proper healing. Most patients can resume normal activities the following day.

How Long Does the Crown Lengthening Process Take?

The duration of the crown lengthening procedure at Flatiron Dental depends on the number of teeth involved and the complexity of the case. Generally, the surgery can take anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes. Dr. Jagirdar ensures every step is performed with precision and care to achieve the best possible outcomes, with follow-up appointments to monitor healing and progression.

Is Crown Lengthening a Painful Procedure?

At Flatiron Dental, we prioritize patient comfort and use local anesthesia to ensure a pain-free experience during the crown lengthening procedure. Post-operative discomfort is typically minimal and can be easily managed with over-the-counter pain medications. Dr. Jagirdar is dedicated to providing a comfortable, stress-free experience and will guide you through the entire process.

Can Crown Lengthening Improve the Health of My Gums?

Yes, crown lengthening can significantly improve gum health by making it easier to clean the teeth at and below the gum line. This prevents plaque buildup and reduces the risk of periodontal diseases. By correcting dental crowding and removing excess gum tissue, the procedure helps maintain a cleaner and healthier oral environment.

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