You can improve not only the health but the appearance of your smile with a process known as crown lengthening. Crown lengthening is done in the office and takes approximately an hour. In the past, the dentist usually used a scalpel, however with advancements in dental technology lasers have made this treatment faster, more comfortable and less invasive.
Crown lengthening is often used to remove excess gum tissue to reveal more of the crown and increase the aesthetic value of your smile. If you need to have a crown placed or replaced, we may use the treatment to make sure we are able to properly cover the entire tooth or to reach the bottom of the crown that needs to be replaced. This will allow us to properly “seat” the crown and prevent tooth decay.
Whether you are concerned about the health or appearance of your smile and your gums, our team will be happy to see you. If you would like to meet with our dentists, Dr. Homa H. Zadeh and associates and learn more about the benefits of crown lengthening in Ventura, California, call Brighton Specialty Dental Group at 805-644-5284 to plan your visit.