Be Amazed by Our Crown Lengthening Treatment in London
Crown lengthening is a cosmetic dental procedure used to restore the crown of the tooth. It involves removing a small amount of gum tissue to expose more of the crown. This enables our expert dentists to make repairs to the tooth by fitting a new crown restoration.
Who can benefit from crown lengthening?
Crown lengthening is designed for patients who have dental problems such as root fracture, gum infection, root perforation or signs of decay on the surface of the tooth root. The aim is to expose the tooth root in order to deliver effective treatment by means of enabling more space for the crown restoration.
Before any patient undergoes treatment, they have a consultation with one of our dentists to ascertain the suitability of treatment. The consultation will enable you to ask questions and your dentist to explain the procedure and carry out the necessary exploratory tests, such as X-rays.
Crown lengthening is not generally suitable for patients who have thin gum tissue, poor oral hygiene, extensive decay or severe gum infection.
Crown lengthening treatment options
There are various crown lengthening treatment options, including carrying out laser treatment to remove excess gum tissue and oral surgery. We are able to offer treatment under sedation for patients who feel anxious or nervous.
Before treatment, your dentist will outline the ins and outs of treatment, explain what the procedure entails, discuss any risks and talk to you about sedation if this is an option you would like to explore.