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Crown lengthening is a beneficial treatment that our doctors, Drs. Kelner and Kelner, offer at Kelner Periodontics LLC to help you have a more attractive smile. This treatment is oftentimes necessary when your gums sit high on the teeth and create a “gummy smile.” The treatment involves making the teeth look longer and more natural. Now, our dental team knows you probably have many questions about crown lengthening in Clark, New Jersey. To help you find the answers, we are happy to provide the answers to these commonly asked questions:

Q: What steps are involved in crown lengthening treatment?
A: First, our doctors will numb the gum tissues with a local anesthetic. Your doctors will also give you a dental sedative if it’s needed. Second, they will reshape the excess gum tissue and bone tissue to expose more of the teeth. Now, this can be done to a single tooth, several teeth or to the entire gumline.

Q: How painful is the treatment?
A: You should experience little to no discomfort during the treatment because of the local anesthetic that is provided.

Q: How long is the recovery time following treatment?
A: Generally, you will visit our office seven to 10 days after the treatment to get the stitches removed. Then, you will visit again four to six weeks later for a follow-up appointment.

Do you have additional questions about crown lengthening? If so, please contact our dental team at your earliest convenience. When you reach out to Kelner Periodontics LLC at 732-587-6740, we will be more than happy to give you the answers and information you’re looking for!