Crown Lengthening

Crown Lengthening in Valencia, CA

If you need a crown but cannot get one because not enough of your natural tooth is exposed, crown lengthening could benefit you. This procedure involves removing gum tissue or bone to uncover more of a tooth’s surface. As a result, it can allow people to get crowns for cracked or damaged teeth and restore the full function and beauty of their smiles. At Valencia Periodontics, our highly experienced periodontists are a trustworthy choice for crown lengthening in Valencia. To discuss whether this treatment option is right for you, schedule an appointment. 

Call (661) 449-2371 today or get in touch online. We serve patients in Valencia, Canyon Country, and other areas in the Santa Clarita Valley. 

When Is Crown Lengthening Beneficial?

Crown lengthening could be highly beneficial if you have a damaged tooth without the proper surface area for a crown to fit on it. 

The procedure is also beneficial in many other situations, including:

  • Aesthetic concerns: Do you have what you consider a “gummy smile”? Crown lengthening can expose more of your teeth and give you the balanced-looking smile you want.
  • Tooth fractures: If your tooth breaks close to the gum line, crown lengthening can be essential for successfully restoring it. 
  • Excessive gum overgrowth: Medications and medical conditions can cause gum tissue to overgrow. Crown lengthening can remove excess gum tissue in these situations, improving oral hygiene and preventing further complications.
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The Crown Lengthening Process

The crown lengthening process is as follows:

  1. Evaluation: Our periodontists will evaluate your teeth and gums to determine whether crown lengthening is necessary. If so, they will answer your questions and outline how the procedure can help you.  
  2. Anesthesia: Local anesthesia or other sedation medications may be necessary to numb the treatment area, making the experience as comfortable as possible. 
  3. Incision: Our periodontists will make incisions in the gum tissue and gently pull it away from the teeth. 
  4. Reshaping and contouring: Using specialized instruments, our periodontists will remove excess tissue to increase the tooth’s surface area. At times, they may need to recontour the teeth as well.  
  5. Suturing: Our periodontists will close the incisions with sutures to facilitate proper healing. The type of sutures they use will vary depending on your needs.  

After the procedure, you must avoid physical activity and adhere to a soft or liquid diet for a few days. You may feel back to normal after a week, but your gums will likely take up to three months to fully heal. During recovery, our team will make certain you understand exactly what you should and should not do to prevent complications. 

Hear From Our Happy Patients

At Valencia Periodontics, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our patients have to say about working with us.

    “Definitely Recommend!”
    “Dr. Pearson did my gum grafting procedure and he did a fantastic job. He is amazing and very gentle.”
    - Tiffany H.
    “Incredible Team!”
    “I cannot speak highly enough about the exceptional care I received from Dr. Moshe Benarroch and his incredible team.”
    - Mirela C.
    “Great Customer Service!”
    “I cannot recommend Valencia Periodontics enough. Not only is every single staff member incredibly knowledgeable, skilled, beyond talent, but they are kind, gentle, and caring.”
    - Brinkley G.
    “Very Knowledgeable!”
    “The entire staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. I had a tooth extraction and bone graft along with laser osseous surgery on another tooth.”
    - Annette D.
    “Excellent Hygienist!”
    “I recently had my routine hygiene appointment with Manijeh (excellent hygienist) and they discovered a bit of gum recession.”
    - Jared B.

Consult an Experienced Periodontist Today 

We understand at our office that the idea of undergoing crown lengthening and getting a crown can be stressful. Let us ease some of your possible worries. We strive to make the people who turn to us feel comfortable and confident as they receive treatment to better their smile and oral health. Find out what our team can do for you. Same-day appointments are available in dental emergencies, and we can take most insurances. 

Schedule an appointment by calling (661) 449-2371 or connecting with us online. 

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Areas We Serve
  • Canyon Country
  • Castaic
  • Mint Canyon
  • Newhall
  • Sand Canyon
  • Santa Clarita
  • Saugus
  • Stevenson Ranch
  • Valencia