Crown Lengthening in Canton, GA


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About Crown Lengthening in Canton, GA

Sometimes improving a smile takes more than just a little whitening gel and straightening. Overgrown gums can hide your sexy teeth. The board-certified dental professionals at MINT dentistry are skilled in crown lengthening to improve your smile and oral health. Crown lengthening (despite the name) does not actually make your teeth longer. A more accurate name would be "tooth exposure" since soft tissue is removed to show more of the tooth, making your teeth appear longer. We may suggest crown lengthening for cosmetic reasons or as a necessary procedure to expose more enamel so your tooth can support a tooth-colored filling or restoration (like a crown). To find out if crown lengthening could help improve your oral health and appearance, schedule an initial consultation with a board-certified team member at MINT dentistry in Canton, GA.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Crown Lengthening?

In order to be a candidate for crown lengthening, it is vital that you have a healthy mouth and gums. Problems, like gum (periodontal) disease, should be treated first and then crown lengthening can be scheduled. Usually, crown lengthening is performed for cosmetic reasons to address a "gummy" smile. Excess gum tissue can be excised to improve the amount of gums to enamel for a higher, more even gumline. Crown lengthening may also be required to place a restoration. Your dentist might recommend crown lengthening to reveal more enamel to place a filling, bridge, or crown. In your consultation at our well-appointed MINT dentistry facility, your dental team will evaluate your condition and medical history to decide if crown lengthening is right for you.

How Is Crown Lengthening Performed?

Our compassionate team will always ensure that you are entirely at ease before beginning your procedure. Our state-of-the-art treatment rooms all have flat-screen televisions, Beats headphones, and MINT sunglasses to help you relax during your procedure. Before the process begins, a local anesthetic will be used to numb the area to minimize discomfort. MINT dentistry in Canton, GA also offers several sedation dentistry options. Sedation methods will be reviewed at your initial consultation. As soon as your mouth is prepared, our team will begin to carefully remove small amounts of soft tissue at a time to gradually reveal more enamel and an even gumline. When we have completed the crown lengthening procedure, your dentist will stop any bleeding by sealing your gum tissue.

Caring for Your Gums After Treatment

A trusted adult should be advised to pick you up after your crown lengthening treatment if any type of sedation was used. Your mouth will probably feel slightly swollen and a little sore following this procedure. Cold compresses and over-the-counter pain relievers are recommended to minimize your discomfort. In some cases, your dentist may write you a prescription for pain medication and/or antibiotics. We recommend you eat soft, mild food and drink lots of water for about 3 – 5 days after the procedure. You should clean your mouth with gentle brushing and mouthwash. Avoid flossing until your dentist says it is safe to do so. A second appointment at MINT dentistry should be made so we can monitor your healing.

The MINT Commitment

The primary reason the treatment was performed will determine how much the total costs will be. If you have dental insurance, it may pay some of your costs. Our dedicated support staff will reach out to your provider to verify your policy benefits before we estimate your remaining bill. For patients who don't have dental insurance, the MINT dentistry support staff will estimate your costs during your consultation. We can also give you information on financing that can help make your care easier to afford. If you do not have dental insurance, ask your team for more information on our MINT Discount Plan. MINT dentistry is happy to help find ways for our valued patients to get their best smile.

A Big, Beautiful Smile

Revitalize and totally transform your smile with the crown lengthening treatment provided at MINT dentistry in Canton, GA. By removing gum tissue, you can improve the appearance of a "gummy" smile or prepare your teeth for restorations. Contact us to schedule an exam and consultation with a board-certified doctor at MINT dentistry to determine if your appearance and oral health can be improved with a restorative or cosmetic crown lengthening procedure.

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