Crown lengthening can be performed on one or more teeth, most commonly as preparation for a dental crown. A dental crown is a cap that is placed on a broken or decayed tooth in order to restore function and appearance. A crown may also be necessary for completing a more extensive restoration such as a root canal, implant, or dental bridge. Crown lengthening can also be performed as a cosmetic procedure to help you achieve your desired smile by treating what is commonly referred to as a “gummy smile” – excessive gum tissue surrounding the front teeth.
This surgery is a relatively simple procedure that can be completed in one sitting while you are under local anesthesia. If you are in need of a crown lengthening procedure, talk to your dentist Smiles at Lakewood Ranch about treatment. Call us at 941-216-3803 if you have any questions.
Dental Crown FAQs
What Are the Benefits of Dental Crowns?
What is Prosthodontics?
Prosthodontics focuses on the use of dental prostheses and implants to improve mouth, teeth, and gum health. Prosthetic dentistry can include temporary fixes such as braces, or permanent solutions, such as:
Does Getting a Crown Hurt?
Getting a crown is not a painful experience; due to anesthetic and sedation, the most a patient may feel is mild discomfort. The benefits far outweigh the drawbacks!
How Long Do Crowns Last?
Although today’s crowns are plenty durable, there is no replacing the durability of an actual tooth. Most crowns last a decade before needing to be replaced. A crown’s location in your mouth also plays a determining factor in its lifespan.
When Do You Need a Crown?
Crowns are a common dentistry procedure used to correct issues such as cavities and broken teeth. Not all conditions need a crown, so it is important to consult a dentist for recommendations.
So, if you are tired of searching for, “dental crowns near me,” or want answers to your questions such as, “how long do crowns last?” and, “how much does a crown cost?” call our Lakewood Ranch, Florida office today at 941-216-3803 to learn more.
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BruxZir solid crowns and bridges are created from the highest quality zirconia from Japan. Unlike other high-pressure manufacturing processes for restorations, BruxZir is made with improved light transmission, providing a more natural shade and realistic appearance compared to porcelain-fused-to-metal restorations and full-cast restorations.
Dental crown lengthening is a type of oral surgery that is performed for a variety of dental health problems, including restorative and cosmetic procedures. The surgery involves removing or recontouring gum tissue and sometimes bone with a dental laser to expose more of the tooth’s structure so that it can be treated. The dental laser is extremely accurate and effective, resulting in minimal pain, reduced healing time, and greater chances for successful treatment of the affected area.
A dental crown is a restoration that replaces the top part of the tooth. A single tooth that needs to be completely replaced can be restored utilizing an implant-supported crown. The crown is typically made of porcelain, giving the restoration a natural look.
If you suffer a cracked or broken tooth, your provider is likely to recommend a crown, a custom-fitted cap, to cover it and restore the tooth's shape, strength and appearance. Traditional crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.
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