Crown Lengthening

in Burlington, ON

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The Magic of Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is a dental procedure designed to expose more of the tooth structure by reshaping the gum and bone surrounding it. This procedure is commonly performed to prepare the tooth for a dental crown or to address aesthetic concerns.

What is Crown Lengthening?

Crown lengthening involves the removal of gum tissue or bone to expose more of the tooth’s surface. It is typically performed under local anesthesia to ensure a comfortable experience. The amount of tissue or bone removed depends on the specific requirements of the case and the desired outcome.

How Does Crown Lengthening Work?

During the procedure, Dr. Zemskova will carefully remove excess gum tissue or bone surrounding the tooth using specialized instruments. This helps to expose more of the tooth’s surface, allowing for better access for restorative treatments like dental crowns. The area is then thoroughly cleaned, and the gums are sutured back into place.


After the crown lengthening procedure, the tooth may appear longer than before due to the increased exposure. The healing process usually takes a few weeks, during which time the gums will reestablish their attachment to the tooth, and any discomfort or swelling will gradually subside.

Benefits of
Crown Lengthening

Frequently Asked Questions

Is crown lengthening a painful procedure?

Crown lengthening is typically performed under local anesthesia, which numbs the area being treated and helps minimize discomfort during the procedure. After the procedure, some mild discomfort or sensitivity may be experienced, but it can be managed with over-the-counter pain medications.

How long does the crown lengthening procedure take?

The duration of the crown lengthening procedure depends on the complexity of the case and the number of teeth involved. On average, the procedure can range from 30 minutes to one hour per tooth.

Will I have visible scars after crown lengthening?

The goal of crown lengthening is to create a natural-looking gum line. The incisions made during the procedure are typically placed in areas that minimize the visibility of any resulting scars. With proper healing and good oral hygiene practices, any scarring should be minimal and blend in with the surrounding tissues.

Are there any risks or complications associated with crown lengthening?

Like any dental procedure, crown lengthening carries some risks. These can include infection, bleeding, or damage to nearby structures. However, with proper pre-operative evaluation, skilled execution of the procedure, and adherence to post-operative care instructions, the risks and complications can be minimized.
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