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Dr. Olga Kandov is highly skilled when it comes to placing customized restorations. She is also certified by the American Board of Laser Surgery to use a soft tissue laser for various procedures she performs in-house. One of these is crown lengthening in Doylestown. When a patient requires a dental crown but lacks the necessary tooth structure for successful placement, she can easily remove the excess tissue, exposing more of the tooth and providing an adequate canvas for the new crown. Contact us today to learn more about this unique treatment.
To determine if you are a qualified candidate for crown lengthening, you must first meet with Dr. Kandov for an initial consultation. Although the process coincides with what is known as “gum recontouring,” it is different in that it is reserved for individuals who need dental crowns but who also require more tooth structure exposure.
To undergo this process, you must be in good general oral and overall health. If you are currently suffering from gum disease, we will need to provide periodontal therapy to treat the problem because we can remove the excess gum tissue.
Your cosmetic dentist in Doylestown will begin by numbing your soft oral tissues and using sedation dentistry if necessary. She will then use the soft tissue laser to carefully remove the unwanted tissue that surrounds the tooth, gently exposing the underlying structure.
One of the great benefits of laser dentistry is that it cauterizes while in movement. This means you will experience less bleeding and swelling, and your recovery will be much shorter. It also helps to minimize your chance of infection.
If you require sedation for your procedure, you may need someone to drive you home after your appointment depending on the type of sedation used.
Although you may not set out to have this procedure, there are many benefits you can expect, such as:
Immediately following your crown lengthening procedure, you should avoid any strenuous exercise or physical activity for at least the first 2-3 days. This allows your body to fully rest and better heal. While you can expect some slight discomfort, it should go away after several days and can be managed using an over-the-counter pain reliever and a cold compress.
Although you should not experience any excessive bleeding or swelling because of the use of the soft tissue laser, you are encouraged to call our office right away if you notice a problem.