Posts for tag: Gummy Smile

By Advance Family Dental Care
September 10, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures

Are you unhappy with your gummy smile? Crown lengthening is a procedure offered by your Naperville, IL, cosmetic dentist, Dr. Pirooz Zomorrodi of Advance Family Dental Care, which can improve your appearance.

Are you a good candidate for crown lengthening?

During your visit to the Naperville, IL, dental office, your cosmetic dentist may recommend crown lengthening if:

  • You're concerned about your appearance: A gummy smile won't affect the health of your teeth but it certainly can make you feel self-conscious. When gum tissue extends too far, your gums are the first thing people notice about your smile. Crown lengthening removes excess gum tissue, revealing more of your teeth.
  • You're oral and general health is good: Your gums must be healthy and free of gum disease before crown lengthening treatment. Your teeth will also need to be in good condition. Any dental issues must be treated before your dentist can work on your gums. You'll also need to be in good general health if you're thinking about changing your appearance with crown lengthening.
  • You have realistic expectations: Your dentist will show you how much gum tissue can be safely removed during crown lengthening. It's important to discuss your expectations for the procedure with your dentist.

What happens during crown lengthening?

Before crown lengthening begins, your cosmetic dentist injects a local anesthetic into your gums. The anesthetic numbs your gums, ensuring that you feel no pain during the procedure. Using a scalpel or laser, your dentist carefully removes excess gum tissue and reshapes the gums around your teeth. The entire procedure usually only takes about an hour.

You may leave the office with sutures and a protective dressing over your gums. Sutures are removed about a week after the crown lengthening procedure, while the dressing may remain on your gums for one to two weeks.

Most people only experience mild pain, which can be controlled with over-the-counter pain medications and ice. You'll need to brush your teeth carefully to avoid irritating the gums while they heal and avoid eating hard foods.

Transform your smile with crown lengthening! Call your Naperville, IL, cosmetic dentist, Dr. Zomorrodi of Advance Family Dental Care, at (630) 358-9899 to schedule your appointment.

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Advance Family Dental Care
1567 N Aurora Road, Ste 143
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 358-9899
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