Crown Lengthening

Crown Lengthening Dentist Muskegon MiIf you have a “gummy smile,” crown lengthening can help. During a crown lengthening treatment, our dentist will remove excess gum tissue. This exposes more tooth structure above the gum line to give you the appearance of longer teeth.

We may also recommend the procedure if you have cavities, broken teeth, or infected gums. That way, our dentist will have better access to correct these issues.

Here’s what else you should know about crown lengthening.

What to Expect

We’ll give you anesthesia to ensure your total comfort during the procedure. During the oral surgery, our dentist will move your gums away from your tooth and jawbone. If needed, he’ll also smooth out the bone before reattaching the gums lower on the teeth. The results are gums that are much less prominent.

Aftercare Instructions

We’ll provide you with all the information you need to heal after crown lengthening. We’ll also help you schedule a follow-up visit so we can check up on how you’re healing.

There might be some discomfort in the first few days after dental surgery. You’ll want to eat soft foods and keep the area clean during the healing process.

Some bleeding is normal. But call us immediately if you experience bleeding that is heavy or does not stop after 24 hours.

Be very gentle when cleaning your teeth until the area heals. Your teeth might be particularly sensitive to temperature. This is normal during the healing process.

You may notice some swelling in or around your mouth after the procedure. This is normal and you can help reduce the swelling by icing the area.

Request an Appointment With Us

Our dentist in Muskegon, MI, is accepting new patients. As such, he’d be more than happy to welcome both you and your family to our practice. To request an appointment, please call the dental office of Bruce Jones DDS at (231) 780-5158. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.