Dental Crown Lengthening
Dental crown lengthening is the preferred procedure for those who wish to have a less “gummy” smile. In short, it involves the reshaping of teeth and bone to create a more proportional smile. When individuals want a smile with an idyllic tooth-to-gum ratio, crown lengthening gives them the proportions they desire.
As many have come to learn, Dr. Suzanne Caudry is one of the most sought-after periodontists and cosmetic dentists in her field. With an emphasis on patient-centered care, Dr. Caudry and her team reshape, reinvent, and restore smiles through crown lengthening and countless other procedures.
Creating perfect, proportional smiles. Dr. Caudry and her staff are here for you. Call us at 416-928-3444 to learn more about dental crown lengthening and its many benefits. We are here to help you.Learn More
About Dental Crown Lengthening
Crown lengthening is a periodontal procedure that involves reshaping the bone and gums to create the correct proportions for an aesthetic smile. It may also be required when your tooth needs a crown or deep restorations below the gum tissue. Crown lengthening allows your dentist to access the area and keeps the restoration away from the bone for a predictable long-term crown or restoration.
Crown lengthening involves adjusting the level of the gum tissue and bone around the tooth to create a new gum-to-tooth relationship. This allows your dentist to access the edge of the restoration ensuring a proper fit and sealed margin. It will also increase the amount of tooth structure available upon to attach the crown, reducing the possibility that your new restoration will become loose in the future. This improved access also allows you and your hygienist to better clean restoration margins where plaque and calculus can accumulate. Overall this helps to fend off recurrent decay and gum disease.
What to expect
We prioritize the comfort of the patient at every turn. Rest assured, you’ll find no oral surgeons more attentive and accommodating than Dr. Caudry and her incredible staff. From the moment you walk into our facilities to the moment you exit the dentist’s chair, we’ll give you nothing short of the most cutting-edge and patient-centered care.
During the planning stages, we will work with you to craft the most suitable smile for your teeth and gums. You’ll know what results to expect prior to surgery, ensuring few surprises. The procedure takes approximately one hour. When the procedure is completed, sutures are placed. You will need to be seen in one or two weeks to evaluate your healing. At 6 weeks any prosthetic work such as crowns or restorations can be completed with your dentist.
Crown Lengthening and Healthier Smiles
Dental crown lengthening promises more than an aesthetically pleasing set of teeth. Crown lengthening allows for better hygienic practices, too.
Ask yourself: do you find it difficult to brush or floss your teeth? Do you find yourself unable to access the plaque and bacteria that gets stuck under the gumline? Do you suspect that these hard-to-reach pockets of plaque have contributed to tooth troubles?
If you have answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone. Sometimes the gums individuals are born with make everyday oral care quite challenging. It can be difficult to access the bacteria that gets trapped far above the gum line. Over time, that hard-to-reach plaque can lead to the gingival pockets that contribute to a host of issues.
Crown lengthening can make everyday brushing and flossing much easier and more effective. By carefully removing the excess gum tissue that covers your crowns, you’ll find yourself able to clean your teeth without issue.
A “gummy” smile can also lead to a fair bit of physical discomfort. Toothbrush bristles and dental floss can quickly aggravate gum tissue during the cleaning process, resulting in redness and even mild bleeding. By removing some of the unnecessary gum tissue, we can help reduce the discomfort that comes from practicing proper oral hygiene.
Your New Smile Awaits
As you can see, there are many benefits to dental crown lengthening. The only way to ensure you reap these benefits and more is to seek the services of Dr. Caudry and her staff. We will reimagine your smile, ensuring you go through life feeling more comfortable, healthier, and much more confident.
Schedule a consultation today. Contact us at 418-928-3444.
Our front office team will assist with scheduling your appointments, and processing dental insurance claims. We will answer all your question and concerns before any treatment begins. We strive to ensure our patients receive the most conservative treatment plan that will lead to the best treatment outcome. You do not need a referral to have a consultation.
Global Speaking Engagements and the Caudry Education Centre
Over the past 20 years Dr. Caudry has travelled the world imparting her knowledge, research, and technical skills to other Dental professionals.
Today Dr. Caudry carries on the tradition of using her exceptionally high level of education and surgical skills to the benefit of her patients while sharing those skills and experiences with her colleagues so they too can provide her knowledge and techniques to their patients.Learn More