In this procedure, dental surgeons perform cosmetic crown lengthening by recontouring gum tissue and sometimes bone to expose more of a tooth’s surface. The dentist decides to do crown lengthening either for cosmetic purposes, so they use a specialized instrument to reshape the patient’s gum until all teeth are symmetrically pleasing, or to adjust the tooth’s bone level so that the visible portion of the tooth can be extended enough to allow the new restoration have enough surface to be held in place.
Crown lengthening is a common procedure that can be performed under a local anesthetic or if the patient prefers, they can request sedation, and often takes less than an hour to complete.
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During the healing process, patients are recommended to eat bland, soft, readily digestible foods. Patients are instructed to chew on the side of their mouth that is opposite the surgery area. Patients are also encouraged to avoid alcohol and smoking in addition to following these rules because smoking and alcohol can contribute to prolonged bleeding and slow recovery.