Crown Lengthening

Discover the transformative power of our crown lengthening procedure at Sean Rhee, DDS!

We utilize advanced techniques to reshape your gum line, revealing more of your natural teeth for a healthy and confident smile.

At Sean Rhee, DDS in California, we believe everyone deserves to enjoy the benefits of a healthy, attractive smile. Crown lengthening is one of the key services we offer, a procedure designed to enhance the appearance and health of your teeth and gums. Whether you’re looking to address a ‘gummy smile,’ prepare for a restorative dental procedure, or deal with periodontal disease, our crown lengthening treatment might be the ideal solution.

Our practice is known for its friendly, professional approach, providing an atmosphere of comfort and care that puts our patients at ease. We’re deeply committed to delivering an exceptional dental experience from consultation through treatment, ensuring you receive the highest quality care tailored to your needs.

What Is Crown Lengthening?

Crown lengthening is a dental procedure performed to expose more of a tooth’s surface, or ‘crown.’ This procedure involves reshaping or recontouring gum tissue, and sometimes bone, around the tooth to reveal a larger portion of it.

Reasons For Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening serves several purposes. It can be a part of a cosmetic dentistry plan to address a ‘gummy smile,’ where the teeth appear shorter due to excess gum tissue. This procedure can also help prepare a tooth for a dental restoration, such as a crown or bridge. It’s also used therapeutically to treat periodontal disease by providing better access for cleaning and maintaining the health of the gum tissue.

The Crown Lengthening Procedure

Our crown lengthening procedure ensures comfort and precision, with each step carried out with meticulous care.

  1. Preparation: We begin with a comprehensive evaluation of your oral health. This includes a thorough examination and x-rays to visualize the tooth structure and surrounding bone.
  2. Anesthesia: To make the procedure painless, a local anesthetic is administered to numb the area around the tooth or teeth that require treatment.
  3. Gum reshaping: Dr. Rhee will carefully cut and reshape the gum tissue, and, if necessary, remove a small amount of bone around the tooth. This exposes a greater portion of the tooth’s crown.
  4. Cleaning & suturing: Once the desired tooth exposure is achieved, the area will be thoroughly cleaned, and the reshaped gum tissue will be stitched to encourage proper healing.
  5. Post-procedure care: Post-procedure instructions will be provided to ensure optimal recovery. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled to monitor your healing progress and remove sutures if needed.

Benefits Of Crown Lengthening

Choosing crown lengthening can bring a range of benefits to your dental health and appearance:

  • Aesthetics: It significantly improves the appearance of your smile by rectifying a ‘gummy’ smile and revealing more of your natural teeth.
  • Preparation for dental restoration: Crown lengthening provides the necessary tooth structure to securely attach restorations like crowns or bridges, improving the longevity and success of these treatments.
  • Improved oral hygiene: Removing excess gum tissue makes it easier to clean the teeth and gums effectively, leading to improved oral hygiene and less risk of periodontal disease.
  • Better oral health: In the case of periodontal disease, crown lengthening can reduce pocket depths, making it harder for bacteria to accumulate and cause further gum disease.
  • Boosted confidence: A balanced, healthier smile can increase self-esteem and make you more confident in social and professional situations.

Crafting Your Perfect Smile, Enhancing Your Dental Well-Being

At our office nestled in the heart of California, our goal is to provide exemplary crown-lengthening services that balance your smile, safeguard your oral health, and elevate the aesthetics of your teeth. 

Your journey toward personalized, professional dental care begins here. Book your consultation today, and allow our seasoned team to address your dental needs with exceptional skill, steadfast dedication, and deep empathy for your oral health aspirations.

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