Are you embarrassed by a gummy smile? Cosmetic dentistry can give you big, beautiful teeth without invasive surgery or long recovery. Crown lengthening in Baltimore is a popular option to fix small teeth. You don’t have to worry about a scalpel, sutures, or a painful procedure, thanks to the latest advancements in dentistry. You’ll achieve a smile you’re proud of, but a confidence boost isn’t the only benefit. Here are 5 major reasons to choose crown lengthening.
1. Enhance the Appearance of Your Smile
Several factors contribute to an attractive smile, like the size of the teeth and the appearance of the gum line. If you’re not happy with your gum line, a soft tissue laser can remove excess tissue. It will reveal more of your teeth’ surfaces and create a consistent gum line to enhance the aesthetics of your smile.
2. Reduce Your Risk of Cavities
Too much gum tissue covering the surfaces of your teeth can increase your risk of tooth decay. Your toothbrush can’t reach underneath the tissue, allowing cavity-causing bacteria to erode your enamel. With 91% of adults having cavities, crown lengthening can safeguard your smile from decay.
3. Support a Dental Restoration
Fillings, crowns, and veneers require a large enough surface to be bonded to a tooth. If the tooth is covered by too much tissue, your dentist may need to remove some before placing the restoration. This will create a strong bond to ensure your restoration lasts for years.
4. Repair a Broken Tooth
If a tooth breaks below the gum line, it may not need to be extracted with crown lengthening. Removing gum tissue from around the tooth allows it to be saved using a dental crown or another restoration.
5. Easier Extraction Process
Crown lengthening can be recommended with an extraction to provide better access to a tooth. Partially or fully impacted teeth can be exposed by opening the gum tissue using a dental laser. This makes the process easier and faster for a quicker recovery.
Improve Your Smile with Crown Lengthening
Whether for restorative or cosmetic reasons, crown lengthening is a great solution to improve your smile. Thanks to soft tissue lasers, you’ll benefit from pinpoint accuracy using a minimally invasive method. Overall, you’ll enjoy many advantages, including:
- Precise results
- Kills 99% of bacteria
- Less post-op bleeding and inflammation
- Quick recovery
- Minimally invasive
If you’re ready to love the smile you see in the mirror, it’s time to see if crown lengthening is right for you. After examining your mouth and learning more about your goals, your dentist will create a personalized plan to turn the smile of your dreams into reality.
About Dr. Charlie Ward
Dr. Ward achieved his dental degree at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and has completed continuing education at the Pankey Institute. He combines his qualifications with the latest innovations in dentistry to resolve gummy smiles in Baltimore. Contact our office today to request your consultation for crown lengthening.