- The Dubai Mall, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- 800 566579669 / +971 4 4487016
Dental Crown Lengthening in The Dubai Mall
Crown lengthening exposes more of the natural tooth by reshaping or recontouring bone and gum tissue. It is generally performed in order to improve the health of the gum tissue, or to prepare the mouth for restorative or cosmetic procedures. In addition, crown lengthening procedures can also be used to correct a “gummy” smile, where teeth are covered with excess gum tissue. This treatment can be performed on a single tooth, many teeth or the entire gum line, to expose a pleasant, aesthetically pleasing smile.
Reasons for crown lengthening
Crown lengthening is a versatile and common procedure that has many effective uses and benefits. The vast majority of patients who have undergone this type of surgery are highly delighted with the results.
Here are some of the most common reasons for crown lengthening:
• Restoration of damaged teeth – Periodontal disease can cause severe damage to the teeth, as can trauma and decay. Where teeth have been broken beneath the gum line, crown lengthening can be used to prepare the area for a new restoration to correct the damaged teeth.
• Cosmetic uses – Extra gum tissue can make teeth look unnaturally short, and also increase susceptibility to periodontal infections. Removing excess gum tissue can restore a balanced, healthy look and thus improve the aesthetic appearance of the smile.
• Dental crowns – Crown lengthening serves to provide more space between the supporting jawbone and dental crown. This prevents the new crown from damaging gum tissues and bone once it is in place.
What does crown lengthening involve?
Crown lengthening is normally performed under local anesthetic. The amount of time this procedure takes will largely depend in how many teeth are involved and whether a small amount of bone needs to be removed, in addition to the soft tissue. Any existing dental crowns will be removed prior to the procedure, and replaced immediately afterwards.
The dentist will make a series of small incisions around the soft tissue in order to separate the gums away from the teeth. Even if only one tooth requires the re-contour, neighboring teeth are usually treated to provide a more even reshaping. Separating the gums provides the dentist with access to the roots of the teeth and the underlying bone.
In some cases, the removal of a small amount of tissue will provide enough tooth exposure to place a crown. In other cases, the dentist will also need to remove a small amount of bone from around the teeth. The bone is usually removed using a combination of special hand instruments, and rotary instruments. The rotary instruments roughly resemble the drill that is used in cavity treatment.
When the dentist is satisfied the teeth have sufficient exposure, the wound will be cleaned with sterile water and the gum tissue will be sutured with small stitches. The teeth will look noticeably longer immediately after surgery because the gums have now been repositioned.
The dentist will secure the surgical site using an intraoral (periodontal) bandage, which serves to prevent infection. Prescriptions may be provided for pain medication, and a chlorhexidine (antimicrobial) mouth rinse may be given to help reduce any bacteria attempting to re-colonize. The surgical site will be completely healed in approximately two to three months.
LooksWoow is a state-of-the-art dental clinic located in the heart of Dubai on the Ground Floor of the iconic “Dubai Mall” .It’s designed with modern interiors and equipped with advanced dental equipment to deliver exceptional dental services to achieve everlasting smiles.
Apart from offering a full range of dental services in Dubai, Lookswoow specializes in cosmetic dentistry ranging from our revolutionary 3D Teeth Whitening system to complete smile makeovers to make you look like Hollywood Stars. Rest assured that we use the best materials and quality is always guaranteed.
The clinic is home to highly-professional, licensed and well trained dentists who will give the focused attention you deserve and the best advice on dental treatment options that best suit your. Dentists, staff and laboratory technicians all work to fulfill and achieve one goal: improve your oral well-being.
The Dubai Mall
Ground Floor Next to Galleries Lafayette
Phone Number: 800 Lookswoow
800 566579669 Or +971 4 4487016
Fax: +971 4 4487017