Laser Crown Lengthening in Charlotte

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Do you feel like your teeth are shorter than they should be? While you may appear to have small teeth, you may have what’s referred to as a “gummy smile.” People with gummy smiles don’t have teeth that are too short; they have teeth hidden beneath excess gum tissue and bone. In most cases, this isn’t considered unhealthy, but it can negatively affect the way your smile looks. If you’re unhappy with your gummy smile or feel your teeth are not the right length, laser crown lengthening can help improve your appearance. Here’s what you need to know about laser crown lengthening before scheduling your consultation with Dr. Carli at Luminous Dental in Charlotte.

Laser Crown Lengthening in Charlotte, NC

What is Esthetic Crown Lengthening?

Esthetic crown lengthening is a cosmetic dental procedure used to re-contour a person’s gum tissue and bone to expose more of a tooth’s surface. Traditionally, tools such as scalpels and sutures are used for this procedure, which causes significant tissue trauma. Laser crown lengthening, on the other hand, uses light energy and water to re-contour gum and bone, which significantly reduces trauma to the area, allows for better precision, creates a more comfortable experience for the patient during and after the procedure, and eliminates the need to sutures.

What Can I Expect During a Laser Crown Lengthening Procedure?

During your laser crown lengthening procedure, Dr. Carli will use a local anesthetic to ensure you don’t feel anything during your procedure. First, the excess gum tissues will be removed. Next, a small amount of the bone is removed to achieve the desired results. You will be able to see visible results as soon as the procedure is complete. The length of your crown lengthening procedure will depend on the condition of your smile and how much tissue needs to be removed. Typically, it takes less than one hour but can vary depending on how many teeth need to be done

The healing process for this procedure is quick, easy, and comfortable thanks to the Waterlase iPlus Dental Laser. You can expect a much faster recovery when compared to conventional techniques, and any discomfort can be managed with Ibuprofen alone. 

Is Laser Crown Lengthening Permanent?

Laser crown lengthening is considered permanent because gum tissue and bone structure cannot grow back once removed. This means that after your laser crown lengthening procedure, you can enjoy the health and cosmetic dental benefits for many years.

Who is a Good Candidate for Cosmetic Crown Lengthening?

A good candidate for cosmetic crown lengthening is someone unhappy with the appearance of their gummy smile or who would like to have longer-looking teeth. This person must also have good oral health and practice good oral hygiene habits at home.

Benefits of Esthetic Crown Lengthening

If you’re tired of living with the appearance of your gummy smile, esthetic crown lengthening can provide many benefits. Some of these include:

  • Boosting self-esteem
  • Making it possible for other dental procedures to be performed if needed, such as placing a dental crown
  • Maintaining healthy gums
  • Providing permanent results that won’t have to be redone 

Schedule Your Crown Lengthening Consultation Today!

You don’t have to live with a gummy smile forever. Dr. Carli and the trusted team at Luminous Dental can help you achieve the beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed of in as little as one dental appointment with an esthetic crown lengthening procedure. We are proud to provide progressive techniques and quality materials. Contact our cosmetic dental office today to schedule your consultation and learn more about how an esthetic crown lengthening treatment could improve your quality of life.