Crown lengthening involves adjusting the level of the gums and bone around a tooth to allow for easier treatment access. For instance, a Dentist uses this procedure to allow for repair of cavities deep under your gums. Crown Lengthening allows your Dentist to place a filling or crown under the gums without chronic irritation of your soft tissues.
Is Crown Lengthening painful?
Crown lengthening is not a painful procedure. Your Dentist will numb your tooth and surrounding gums to keep you comfortable. Healing from this procedure involves mild to moderate soreness. You can control post-operative discomfort with 1-2 days of anti-inflammatory use (i.e. Motrin, Advil, etc.,).
How much does Crown Lengthening cost?
Crown Lengthening is a service provided by Dentists and Dental Specialists. Some Family Dentists specialize in surgical service and can provide this treatment. Often times, however, patients have treatment with a Periodontist (Gum Specialist) or Oral Surgeon.
Family Dentists will have lower fees compared to a Dental Specialist for any given procedure. So, you can expect to pay a higher fee at a Specialist but that may bring with it, greater expertise. Generally, a Crown Lengthening procedure will cost between $1,000 – $1,500.
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By Dr. Kyle Hornby, Kitchener Dentist
Our Kitchener Dental Clinic is conveniently located in Downtown Kitchener and we are a short drive away for families in Waterloo, Breslau & St. Jacobs. Our central location means we truly offer family dentistry near you!
This article is meant to promote understanding of and knowledge about general oral health topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. Accordingly, always seek the advice of your Kitchener Dentist or other healthcare provider regarding a dental condition or treatment.