Many who regard themselves as having a gummy smile feel self-conscious or embarrassed when they pose for photographs or go out in public. However, modern dentistry offers a host of solutions to improve smile aesthetics.
Crown lengthening is a simple and quick procedure which decreases the amount of gum tissue located around the teeth. The treatment leads to the creation of a more balanced, attractive and confident smile.
At Smile Perfections Dental, we provide crown lengthening for many patients who feel self-conscious due to excess gum tissue. We recognise the difference a full, healthy smile can make and offer this effective treatment to ensure patients get the most out of their smiles.
The crown lengthening procedure may sound frightening, but in reality, it is actually straightforward and completely painless:
It is normal for the gums to feel slightly uncomfortable and swollen after the treatment has been completed. Please be aware that this should subside quickly and over-the-counter pain relief can be used to ease soreness.
There is a relatively quick recovery time following the procedure and it is advisable to rinse the gums with a salt-water combination for the first few days. Take care when cleaning your teeth as the gums may be prone to sensitivity for a short time.