Brite Smilez

Crown Lengthening

Dentist in Antioch, TN


Crown lengthening is the process of exposing more tooth structure above your gum surface. The process involves reducing gum tissues and shaving down of bones, so dentists can carry out different dental procedures like fitting a crown. It is also a cosmetic treatment that cures a “gummy smile” wherein too much of your gums are exposed when you smile. Visit us at Brite Smilez dental clinic if you wish to get rid of gummy smiles or have any other dental issues.


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The procedure

Crown lengthening is an outpatient procedure wherein the time taken for treatment depends on the number of teeth you have and removing both soft tissues and bones. You will be given local anesthesia so that you will not feel any discomfort during the procedure.
The procedure can rectify broken, cracked, or misshapen teeth. It also helps in completing complex dental procedures like root canals and dental implants. If you do not have enough teeth structure for bridges or crowns, your dentist will first suggest going through this treatment. Once the anesthesia wears off, you might face some pain and discomfort, which will eventually go away.

Take proper care of your oral conditions to recover from crown lengthening surgery. Take your prescribed medications on time, use ice packs, brush carefully, eat soft food and avoid all types of bad habits, including smoking, drinking, etc. Also, follow all the instructions given by your dentist, and in case you feel pain or any other issue, contact our dental clinic immediately.


Our dental patients love us! Take a look below at what just a few of our patients have to say about our office and our incredible team of dental professionals.


Irene Swanson Irene Swanson

Everyone in this place is great! The whole team for real. The dentist and hygienist are the best here, they will take care of you really well. Whatever is your dental concern and problem they give you great options and advice. Highly recommended people!

Achan Ogwaro Achan Ogwaro

Everyone is so polite, kind and warming with nice services.
It's the best dentistry to visit

Shaun Murphy Shaun Murphy

Had an emergency extraction, went very well. I found them through 1Dental, a company that Dave Ramsey recommended on his website. They apparently have new ownership…. Very professional and accommodating. The office looked spotless and Kesha Burns, the dentist, was really great, I felt very relaxed in her care, and everything went perfectly. Thrilled they were able to fit me in at the last minute. I will definitely go back.

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