Dental crowns are tooth-shaped ‘caps’ that fit over a natural tooth for aesthetic or structural reasons. A crown may be recommended when a tooth is cracked, broken, or misshapen.
Crown lengthening can be necessary if there isn’t enough of the tooth in place to hold the crown on its own.
Teeth that are broken or affected by tooth decay may prohibit a crown from firmly attaching. Some people seek crown lengthening to alter a “gummy smile,” in which the gums are visible above the teeth when smiling.
Crown lengthening reduces gum tissue and shaves down bone when necessary so more of the tooth is above the gum’s surface. A properly fitted crown allows for better oral hygiene and comfort.
At EGO Dental, we perform crown lengthening by recontouring the gum tissue with a dental laser, and sometimes bone, to expose more of a tooth’s surface for a crown. It’s a common procedure and often takes less than an hour to complete.
Dental Laser – Q & A
A dental laser is an instrument that produces a very narrow, intense beam of light energy. When laser light comes in contact with tissue, it causes a reaction. The beam of light produced by the laser has the ability to remove, vaporise, or shape soft tissues (gums, cheeks and tongue) or hard tissues (removal of decay).
Laser dentistry is wonderful because in many cases it will actually decrease any pain of a procedure and also reduce the need for you to require anaesthesia – no needles or injections. While no treatment is always painless, the laser may reduce the need for postoperative pain medication and may reduce swelling and bleeding.
Lasers have been used in dentistry since the 1990s. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has determined that lasers provide safe and effective treatment for a wide range of applications and as long as it is used by experts like at EGO Dental, it is at least as safe as other dental instruments.
Yes. You will be asked to wear special eyeglasses to protect your eyes from the laser light beam.
Use of a laser means that there is less blood during soft tissue procedures than there would be with more traditional treatments.
Dental Lasers – why?
How will a dental laser be beneficial to you?
Dental lasers have been around for more than twenty years. Lasers have revolutionised multiple industries and dentistry and oral care is no exception.
There are some great benefits to dental laser treatments:
- Dental lasers allow a more relaxed dental treatment
- Dental lasers often mean that no anaesthetic is needed – no nasty needle or injection!
- Dental lasers mean that there is very often a shorter healing time
- Dental lasers mean less bleeding compared with more traditional dental therapies
- Dental lasers remove bacteria
At EGO Dental, our experts are hugely experienced and conduct all laser treatments in accordance with the latest clinical practices and standards.
If you would like to find out more, please feel free to discuss it with our laser experts and they will explain everything to you in detail. Please call us on 020 7222 5902 or fill in a form to book a consultation.
Is Laser safe?
Our clinic has professional Dental laser experts who are experienced in their fields and conduct laser treatments in accordance with accepted clinical practices and standards. However, after surgery, you need to put on special eye glasses to avoid any direct or prolonged exposure to the sun rays.
If you are not comfortable with the process or have any queries, please feel fee to discuss it with our laser experts and they will explain everything in detail until you are satisfied.