Dental clinical crown extension is a surgical procedure during which the roots are uncovered and the bone volume around it is changed.
The aim of the surgery is to change the gum contour so that the tooth crown surrounds more hard tissues of the remaining healthy tooth, and provide natural shape to the gums.
This surgery is necessary when dental hard tissues are damaged or in case of excessive growth of the gum, which prevents high-quality dental prosthetics. After healing, high-quality dental prosthetics becomes possible, when the tooth crown surrounds more of the remaining healthy tooth hard tissues.
Dental clinical crown lengthening is done surgically. This operation can be performed only by a trained oral surgeon. The surgery is performed under local anaesthesia, so the patient does not feel any pain. After removing excess gums, the postoperative area is sutured, and periodontal dressing is placed.
After the clinical tooth crown lengthening surgery:
- Standardized postoperative requirements are applied.
- Swelling and discomfort may last for several days.
- Treatment with analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs.
- Good oral hygiene.
- Bandages and sutures are removed after one week, immediately performing the temporary crown relocation (prosthesis edge correction).