An ideal smile, while defined differently for everyone, will typically have a balance between how much tooth is showing and how much gum is showing. When the ration is out of proportion and there is more gum showing than is preferable, you can benefit from our crown lengthening in Muttontown. At the periodontal practice of Warren Baine, DMD, we’re committed to your gum health and also helping you to have a great-looking set of gums.
Our crown lengthening in Muttontown has both cosmetic and practical advantages. As noted, greater balance between the teeth and gums tends to be most appealing. But when there is an excess of gum tissue, it can interfere with the ability to perform normal dental treatments and procedures. Even something as routine as placing a crown may become challenging or even impossible, which has implications for bridgework, as well. Our crown lengthening in Muttontown leads to more of your tooth area showing. And equally important, it leads to easier access to your teeth for any dental professional. The surgery is done using local anesthesia to keep you as comfortable as possible. Excess gum tissue is removed, and the desired outcome is thereby achieved. Follow some basic guidelines when you get home, which are applicable for many types of oral surgery, including tooth extractions. Use over-the-counter pain relievers as necessary to manage discomfort after the anesthesia wears off. Eat soft foods for the first 24 hours (broth, pudding, gelatin). In about one week to ten days, you will return to have the stitches removed, after which you will be able to resume your normal day-to-day routine in full. Complete healing can take up to several months.
Find out if this procedure is right for you and your situation. Contact our office to schedule an appointment for an examination and consultation.