LASER CROWN LENTHENING
There are many ways in dentistry to accomplish beautiful cosmetic results when nature does not provide an ideal canvas to paint your portrait. We, as cosmetic dentists, have the ability to create amazing things with technology that once was performed solely with a scalpel, bur and sutures. As long as we abide by the same rules, we can lengthen teeth virtually atraumatically without sutures, with amazingly quick healing, and without discomfort. This can all be accomplished with a laser.
What is it?
Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure performed by a dentist to expose a greater amount of tooth structure for the purpose of subsequently restoring the tooth prosthetically.
Why laser is preferred?
There all several reasons why laser crown lengthening should be the preferred method to obtain amazing results. Ease of procedure is one. This is both for the practitioner as well as the patient. Another is the healing time. There is virtually no bleeding so it is much easier to see what you have created. There is no zone of necrosis, because of the wavelength of the laser and the use of both laser energy and water. As well, the low-level amounts of laser energy used will promote and stimulate bony and soft tissue healing.