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Crown Lengthening

A procedure that intends to make a tooth or an implant appear longer is called crown lengthening.


1. Surgical crown lengthening

2. Laser crown lengthening

Surgical crown lengthening – scalpel/blade is used to cut the gum margin to the desired level. Its disadvantages –

1. Bleeding

2. Delayed healing

3. More postoperative pain

Laser crown lengthening – here a laser fiber is used to remove the desired level of gum tissue around the teeth. Its advantages –

1. No bleeding

2. Faster healing

3. Less or no postoperative pain

            BEFORE                                                  AFTER

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Procedure :

Step 1: Painless computerized local anesthesia(STA) is given

Step 2: Using a fiber optic laser tip gum tissue surrounding the concerned tooth or implant is removed to the desired level in order to prepare the tooth for restoration.

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Postoperative care :

Usually, this procedure will not require any medications. But for safety purposes, we will prescribe you, pain killers, if needed you can have pain killers.

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Authored by Dr. C. Murugavel, M.D.S

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