Crown Lengthening Spokane Valley, WA
Crown lengthening is a simple surgical, dental procedure that we do to expose more of the natural tooth structure. This procedure is necessary when Dr. Travis Coulter needs to reach a portion of the tooth that is covered by gum tissue, whether there is a fracture on that portion, decay to the tooth or hiding under the excess tissue, or if more tooth is needed to secure a dental crown. Before making any incision, our staff at Coulter Family Dentistry will review and consult with the patient, detailing all possible options. Crown lengthening is quick, easy, and with local anesthesia, painless.
When would I need Crown Lengthening?
Crown lengthening is essential when the visible portion of the tooth is inadequate for what is needed. This may include:
Crown Lengthening Procedure
Once Dr. Travis Coulter and the patient have determined that crown lengthening be the best course of action, Dr. Travis Coulter will first make sure that the patient is comfortable with the application of a local anesthetic. Crown lengthening involves making a series of small cuts, both around the tooth in question, and the gradual removal of tissue from neighboring teeth to make the appearance more natural. After the tissue has been cut Dr. Travis Coulter may need to place sutures, or stitches, to help with proper healing. The area is then cleaned, and the patient has advised the signs, and how to avoid, infection. The tissue should heal within a few days.
Crown lengthening can have both aesthetic and health benefits. If you are interested in this procedure, and how it will benefit you, contact Coulter Family Dentistry at our Spokane Valley office. 509-209-8747