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Crown Lengthening in Peterborough At The Smile Boutique

We all dream of having the perfect smile that beams from ear to ear.

Here at The Smile Boutique, we know firsthand how important it is to feel happy and confident with your teeth, but unfortunately, many of us are still embarrassed about the thing that people supposedly notice about us first.

That’s where crown lengthening can come in to help improve your self-esteem – especially if you’re unhappy with your so-called gummy smile.

A ‘gummy smile’ usually refers to when a patient has excessive or uneven gum tissue, which can make your teeth seem disproportionately sized compared to the gum line. Thankfully, with our highly effective crown lengthening procedure, your gummy smile can be transformed into the picture-perfect smile you’ve always dreamed of.

To decide whether aesthetic crown lengthening is the right procedure for you, let’s take a look at what the treatment involves and what our dentist gum specialists can do to turn your frown upside down once and for all.

Crown Lengthening in Peterborough

What is crown lengthening?

Unlike gum contouring, crown lengthening is more commonly carried out under local anaesthetic to ensure maximum comfort.

After numbing the area, our gum specialists work with the utmost care to remove any excess gum tissue using minor incisions and reshape any intruding bone tissue if necessary.

Whether it’s one tooth, a few, or several teeth, the procedure aims to expose the crown and lengthen your teeth for a symmetrical and less gummy smile.

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Crown lengthening: the procedure

Unlike the treatment of gum contouring, crown lengthening is more commonly carried out under local anaesthetic to ensure your comfort. After numbing the area, our gum specialists work with the utmost care to remove any excess gum tissue using minor incisions and reshape any intruding bone tissue if necessary. Whether it’s one tooth, a few, or all of your teeth, the procedure aims to expose the crown and lengthen your teeth for a symmetrical and less gummy smile.

Crown lengthening aftercare

Mild swelling and discomfort are to be expected as the anaesthetic wears off, but this shouldn’t last long and should ease up within a few days post-treatment.

In the meantime, make sure to get plenty of rest and keep your head elevated, using a cold compress to prevent and minimise your swelling, and taking over-the-counter painkillers (such as paracetamol or ibuprofen) to ease discomfort.

Bleeding is also normal during the first 24 hours following your surgery, so don’t be alarmed if you notice this. If the bleeding is heavy and uncontrollable, give us a call as soon as possible.

Whilst it’s important to keep the area clean, you shouldn’t brush or floss your teeth in the first 24 hours after your surgery.

After this point, brush gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush, and rinse with lukewarm saltwater or a suitable anti-bacterial mouthwash.

We’ll invite you back to the practice a week or two after your treatment to check up on your progress and ensure your gums are healing as they should be.

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Is crown lengthening right for me?

Everyone deserves to have self-confidence when it comes to smiling. If you’re overwhelmingly unhappy with your gummy smile, The Smile Boutique would love to put the spring back in your step with crown lengthening in Peterborough. Please be aware that as this is a minor surgical procedure, the average recovery time after crown lengthening is usually a maximum of 12 weeks depending on the extent of your treatment.

What does crown lengthening cost?

Our crown lengthening cost here at The Smile Boutique depends on your personal dental needs. Please feel free to call us on 01733 551 534 to book a consultation and discuss how you can start your crown lengthening procedure with our specialist team. You can never put a price on the joy of a beaming new smile. 0% Finance options are available subject to credit.

Why choose The Smile Boutique for crown lengthening Peterborough?

At The Smile Boutique, we’ve been helping our patients achieve their ideal smiles with crown lengthening in Peterborough for many years.

As it’s a minor surgical procedure, you’re bound to feel nervous about coming in for crown lengthening, but our main aim is to make you as comfortable as possible for the duration of your time in our treatment chair.

With a range of tried and tested calming techniques at our disposal, including dental sedation, we’ll tailor your treatment plan to suit your needs, and we’ll go above and beyond to make your visit a positive experience.

Ready to book a consultation at our Peterborough dental clinic?

Get in touch with our reception team today, and we’ll be happy to arrange a date and time that best works for you!

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