Functional Crown Lengthening in Sterling, VA
How does it work?
Functional crown lengthening involves the creation of a new gum to tooth relationship by adjusting and reshaping bone and tissue levels. Simply trimming back gum tissue is not enough. Dr. Kharmouche, Dr. Hasan or Dr. Hardison will need to reshape the area so that enough room is created for the restoration piece to be put in place without causing damage. It also provides enough tooth structure so that the restoration is less likely to come loose in the future or fall victim to further tooth decay or infection.
Crown lengthening is generally a very straightforward procedure with little pain or discomfort afterward. When the surgery is completed, tissue will be held in place with sutures for about two weeks. Once the area has healed, a temporary restoration may be placed. However, it is generally suggested that a period of six to eight weeks pass before placing a permanent restoration due to a small amount of shrinkage that can occur as the gum tissue reattaches to the teeth.
Functional crown lengthening can enable the restoration of a deeply decayed, fractured, or damaged tooth. Patients suffering from tooth decay or injury should contact the NOVA Perio Specialists
for more information about this type of gum surgery in Sterling, VA