The Steps to Expect When Lengthening Your Crown

Are you about to improve your oral health and beautify your smile with a crown lengthening treatment in Laguna Niguel, CA? If so, Dr. Thompson and our Thompson Dental team are more than happy to help you prepare for your appointment!

Sometimes, patients feel nervous about this treatment, but our team believes that if you know what to expect when you come in for treatment, you will have a successful and positive dental experience. When you come into our office, you can expect the following treatment steps:

Step 1: Your dentist will begin treatment by numbing your tooth and surrounding gums with a local anesthetic. This will help prevent pain and discomfort during your treatment.

Step 2: Then, once your mouth is numb, [heshe] will cut the gums and pull them away from the tooth. This will expose the roots of the tooth and the surrounding bone.

Step 3: When appropriate, your dentist will remove the gum tissue from your mouth. If necessary, [heshe] will also remove bone from the roots of the tooth. This process will be done using a combination of hand instruments and rotary instruments.

Step 4: Once enough of the tooth structure has been exposed, your dentist will deeply clean and irrigate the area with sterile salt water.

Step 5: Finally, your dentist will stitch the gums back together to give you a beautiful and healthy smile.

If you would like to learn more about this treatment or if you have any questions, please remember that you can always call 949-558-0111 at your earliest convenience and talk to a member of our friendly and helpful dental team. We are here to assist you in any way we can!