Crown Lengthening in St. Charles, IL
Crown Lengthening is a periodontal procedure that is used to expose more of a tooth by removing portions of the gums. This procedure is often done under local anesthesia and can be used to treat a number of conditions such as a gummy smile or to expose more of the tooth to address decay. Crown Lengthening can also be considered a cosmetic procedure since many patients consider it as a treatment for a gummy smile.
Many teeth are shaped so that the crown of the tooth forms a tight seal in the gum line if the gums are low enough on the crown. If this seal is not properly secured around the tooth, by being too high on the crown, it can lead to infection. Crown Lengthening can address this issue as well and ensure a proper seal around the tooth.
Typically performed by a periodontist, the surgery is typically carried out in one session. Even if the procedure is affecting only one tooth, the doctor will typically involve the neighboring teeth to make the gum reduction less drastic.
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