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Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is a very common procedure used for functional and cosmetic purposes. In restorative dentistry, crown lengthening is used to prepare the teeth for dental restorations, such as caps and crowns, which require a sufficient amount of tooth structure above the gum line in order to support new restorations. Other patients may elect to undergo crown lengthening in an attempt to cosmetically treat a ‘gummy’ smile. Careful contouring can remove excess gum tissues surrounding the teeth, revealing a more aesthetically appealing smile.

Did you know…

that crown lengthening is not only functionally and aesthetically efficient, but also beneficial to patient health? Gums that extend too far over a natural tooth can be more difficult to clean and keep free of pockets that harbor harmful bacteria. A lengthened crown is more hygienic and easier to clean, reducing the chances of gum disease later on. Untreated gum disease can advance, causing inflammation, bleeding, and even tooth loss.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If your teeth appear short, you may be a candidate for crown lengthening to expose more of your natural teeth. If you visit your dentist for a restoration, you may be referred to a periodontist for crown lengthening treatment if your visible tooth structure is inadequate to support a restoration. Schedule a periodontal consultation to find out more about your eligibility for crown lengthening.

Crown lengthening is performed in a periodontist’s office under local anesthetic. During the procedure, the surgeon gently removes gum tissues and bone to expose the underlying tooth. The surgical site will be rinsed, cleansed, and sutured shut. Procedure length depends on the number of crowns being lengthened. If you are undergoing crown lengthening to prepare for a restoration, your permanent crown will not be placed for at least 3 months following the procedure.

Yes. You’ll experience some swelling and soreness in the initial days following a crown lengthening procedure. Use ice and pain relievers to minimize discomfort, and be sure to take any prescriptions as directed by your periodontist. Be prepared to consume a diet composed of soft foods in the days following your procedure.
"The team at Viera Dental Design Studio takes the time to listen and provide you with the education to make an informed decision about your oral health."

Meet Dr. Brenna Kever, DDS

Raised in St. Augustine, FL, Dr. Kever attended the University of Central Florida where she majored in Microbiology and Molecular Biology with a minor in American Sign Language. She then attended dental school at LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans, LA. While in dental school, she spearheaded campus-wide involvement in the American Student Dental Association and was also active in volunteering and intramural sports.

Following graduation from dental school, she was accepted to a position at the Birmingham VA Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency. There she served veterans while furthering her clinical expertise in complex treatment planning, dental surgery, implant placement, and endodontics.

Aside from dentistry she and her husband enjoy cooking, kayaking, hiking, playing sports, and attending church regularly.

Our Treatment Options

At Viera Dental Design Studio, we offer a variety of treatment opinions. Our goal is to help you fit oral health into your life seamlessly. We work with you to create a treatment plan that works for you.

We offer family dentistry services to patients of all ages. We strive to provide a compassionate, friendly, and comprehensive dental experience while at Viera Dental Design Studio. We are fully transparent with our patients to properly educate and offer several treatment options for their needs.

We offer several treatment options to fit your needs. From extractions and root canals to a wide variety of cosmetic dental options, we never forget that there is a unique person attached to every tooth. We tailor our treatment to your desires while providing you with a complete range of options for your optimal health and well being.

Your smile is the first impression that others have of you, so it makes sense that you would want it to be bright, white and healthy. Dr. Kever is capable of transforming your smile’s shape, color, alignment, as well as filling in gaps and discreetly restoring decayed or damaged teeth. Modern advancements in cosmetic dentistry have made it possible for patients to achieve nearly perfect teeth with cosmetic enhancements and restorations that are virtually undetectable to friends, family and peers.

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