Depending on the patient’s oral and overall health, they may be at lesser or higher risk during Crown Lengthening surgery. Clinicians are trained and experienced in minimising surgical risks for best patient outcomes.
Risks inherent within Crown Lengthening surgery include developing little black triangles between teeth, gum colour alteration, changing tooth movement, gum recession, root sensitivity and resorption. Rebounding gum tissue is another risk that is caused by genetic soft tissue growth between the gum and bone crest margin.
During discussion of the care plan, patients are informed of all risks, benefits and costs associated with Crown Lengthening surgery. Transparent about costs are essential to ensure there are no concealed charges.
Alternates to Crown Lengthening surgery are also discussed, such as tooth extrusion with Invisalign treatment and tooth extraction where dental implants serve as replacement tooth roots. Final crown restoration of the tooth is typically completed between 2 and 6 months after Crown Lengthening surgery.