There are teeth that require crown lengthening as part of the restorative procedure.
The most common periodontal problem that requires crown lengthening is severe tooth decay, where the decay extends below the gum line.
- Another common problem is when a tooth fractures and breaks below the existing gum line.
- When it is necessary to renew a dental cap or bridge because the margins of these are already below the gum line.
- When it is necessary to renew a dental cap or bridge because the margins of these are already below the gum.
- When the tooth or teeth have root resorption.
- When the gum line is irregular or too low and the teeth appear different sizes or too small.
- Crown lengthening is usually the step prior to tooth reconstruction.
The procedure involves removing some of the gum tissue (including bone, if necessary) under local anesthesia. Once this is done, the dentist only has to clean and close the wound.
The postoperative period after a crown lengthening is not excessively painful or uncomfortable, although it is common to have some swelling and pain in the affected area during the following days, when the stitches are removed.
If you want more information about the advantages of dental crown lengthening you can call us at +(34) 669 154 020 and we will inform you.