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Crown lengthening treatment is a common procedure carried out for dental health and aesthetic reasons.

The crown lengthening procedure involves recontouring the gum tissue – and, in some cases, the underlying bone as well – to expose more of a tooth’s surface to fit a crown.
Here at Primadent Dental, we are pleased to offer our patients dental crown lengthening procedures at our practice in Liverpool.

When is crown lengthening necessary?

Crown lengthening treatment is necessary when your tooth’s exposed surface is too small to hold a crown in its place.

Some patients also opt for this teeth lengthening surgery for cosmetic reasons. Crown lengthening can correct the appearance of a ‘gummy smile’, which is when too much gum tissue is exposed when smiling.

What is the average recovery time for dental crown lengthening?

On average, it will take three months to completely recover. Following your crown lengthening procedure, it is vital that you take your medication according to your dentist’s instructions.


Following crown lengthening surgery, use an ice pack in 20-minute intervals to reduce discomfort and swelling. Avoiding hot foods will also keep bleeding to a minimum. If you are experiencing bleeding, apply clean gauze to the area and apply slight pressure for half an hour.

When it comes to diet and other daily habits, there are a few changes you should make to secure a smooth healing process. Stick to soft foods as major chewing could irritate the incisions causing discomfort or even prohibiting proper healing. Abstain from eating hard, chewing, spicy or sticky foods as well as drinking alcohol and smoking.

Whether you are looking to crown lengthening for health or cosmetic dental reasons, get in touch with Primadent Limited on 01512 282 226 / 07361003263 or e-mail for scheduling information.

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