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Crowns Lengthening Treatment in Mumbai

You know how the king’s crown is visible from the distance and shines and tells the subject all is fine. The same is true for our pearly withes also. The teeth are the ‘crown’ of the mouth and their health indicates your oral health and full health in general. Did you know what you see of the tooth is only the 1/4th of the total tooth? The rest is hidden or covered by the gums and tissues.

The crown is necessary because it is the part that plays an important role in the aesthetics of our smile and also helps us chew and bite the food, which is an important part of the digestive system and keeping our body healthy. Therefore having properly fitted crowns becomes an aesthetic as well as functional requirement of the oral health.

A crown lengthening treatment in Mumbai is a combination of restorative and aesthetic dental treatment done by top dental periodontist (dentist specializing in gum issues) in Mumbai to improve tooth health by adjusting the crown-root ration.  Crown lengthening treatment in Mumbai also comes to the rescue when you are bothered by the gummy smile.

The best periodontist in Mumbai use the crown lengthening treatments to provide adequate crown dimensions for proper ration of the dentogingival complex. This why they can achieve the best marginal seal and get an aesthetically ideal and correct final restoration.

The Esthetic Clinics Mumbai offers all dental treatments under one roof. The wide range of services offered by us includes cosmetic enhancements, restorative as well as preventive dental treatments to improve the health and function of the teeth and gums. Our best dentists in Mumbai specialize in crown lengthening and periodontal treatments.

What is Crown Lengthening?

Crown lengthening procedure in Mumbai is an easy and fast treatment method that can make a significant difference to your smile. There are two reasons to seek crown lengthening treatment:

  • Cosmetic reasons, specifically gummy smile can be greatly rectified by this treatment.
  • Creating the space for the restoration of teeth by removing some gum tissue and bone near it.

Crown lengthening treatment in Mumbai is the surgical procedure in which gum tissues or gingival and surrounding bones of the tooth are removed and re-contoured to expose the crowns in length or make it more visible. This process is also done for excessive gingival display or known as gummy smile. This can be done on a single tooth or multiple teeth.

This procedure is done by the top dentists and more specifically periodontists. He will make series of incision around the tooth to remove the excess gum tissues and may reshape the bone beneath the gum if necessary to get the better access to the tooth. Crown lengthening procedure in Mumbai enables the surgeon to have a restorative area for anchoring crowns, veneers, bridges etc. to protect the broken, chipped and decayed tooth.

Why do you need Crown Lengthening?

Crown lengthening procedure is done for the array of dental problems. It is a useful treatment procedure done for restorative and sometimes cosmetic purposes; some top reasons why your periodontist in Mumbai is recommending crown lengthening treatment in Mumbai are:

  • Cosmetic gum re-contouring: A gummy smile is the main reason behind it. In it, the excessive gum tissue display happens while smiling. Basically, only the short part of the tooth or teeth is visible and it happens because excessive gum tissue covers the visible part of the tooth crown, especially in upper teeth. Crown lengthening procedure in Mumbai helps in exposing more of the visible part of the tooth, while minimize the vertical length of the gum tissue giving you a perfect and symmetrical smile without overly displayed gums.
  • Repair of teeth: For teeth or tooth that are broken, or chipped below the gumline, crown lengthening procedure becomes a necessary. Using this procedure the dentist can expose more teeth and have the space to attach and anchor the crown on the tooth. The crown is the cap that is fitted on the tooth to restore its shape and function.
  • Repair the cavity: Crown lengthening procedure in Mumbai is used by dentists to repair the cavities that are deep under the gum. Also by using this procedure, it is possible to place the filling without causing any damage to the soft issues.
  • The crown or cap: In some patients, there is a challenge of getting the crown fixed on their teeth. There is not enough tooth surface on top of the gum to allow for a proper fitting of a crown. The crown lengthening will ensure that the new crown fits snugly and offers full protection.

What are the objectives for crown lengthening?

Crown lengthening procedure in Mumbai is done by keeping the following objectives in mind:

  • To expose the sufficient tooth surface or structure in case of sub-gingival tooth fracture and decay.
  • To improve the retention of the restoration (crown/cap).
  • To placement of margins of restorations correctly.
  • To enhance aesthetic appearance of smile.

What are different types of crown lengthening techniques?

At The Esthetic Clinics, Mumbai, our dental expert or periodontal dentist will examine your teeth and may suggest a crown lengthening procedure to support a dental crown or reduce the gummy smile or help prevent further decay to the tooth. Before Crown lengthening, he will consider the following factors:

  • Aesthetic consideration, which include the patient’s expectations and the dental surgeon’s expertise in smile designing.
  • If there is bone loss near tooth then the procedure needs to be modified accordingly.
  • The existing crown to root ratio.
  • Appearance of tooth’s root and how healthy it is.
  • What kind of restoration is needed for functional purposes?
  • Position of teeth i.e. whether exposing more crown will help the problem or not?

These factors help the top periodontist in Mumbai develop a suitable treatment plan and decide what type of crown lengthening surgery will suit your needs.

There are many three types of crown lengthening technique used by best dentists in Mumbai

  1. Gingivectomy: It is also known as gingival periodontal flap surgery that removes the excess gum tissues. This procedure can be done in just a quarter of an hour. This procedure may be recommended for the patients having gum disease like gingivitis, in case of gum injury, bacterial infections or abscess etc.


  • For single tooth or multiple teeth treatment gingivectomy can be done in a single sitting. However if there is complexity in the case then you might have to go in for more than one sitting.
  • This type of crown lengthening procedure surgery is done under the local anesthesia. The surgeon removes the gum tissue using scalpel or laser or electrocautery.
  • Laser may give better result the scalpel. Laser gingivectomy is less painful; the lesion will heal more quickly and bleeding is also less.
  • Electrocautery is also effective as the laser. In this process an electrically heated instruments are used.
  • After the surgery, the dentist will put the periodontal pack to promote healing. Healing process will typically take 4-6 weeks.


  1. Apically repositioned flap surgery: This is a commonly used surgical technique for gingival pocket elimination.

This process is also done under local anesthesia. It involves making an incision on gum tissue and creating a flap of it. Then the flap is lifted to remove the excess tissue and the bone if required.

Next, the dental surgeon will reposition the flap toward the tooth root and stitches will be used to keep it in place. The a dental dressing and bandage is put to promote healing.


  1. Surgical Extrusion: This surgical technique involves moving the tooth to the desired location in gum line. This is used in case of fractured tooth beneath the gum line.

First, the tooth is reestablished and then stitches are used to hold it in place. These stiches dissolve over the time. Sometimes dentist may use the wire or splints to anchor the tooth to ensure proper correction of the fracture.

Post-procedure care:

Post-operative care is must for success of any procedure crown lengthening procedure in Mumbai. Recovery may be depend upon technique used by the dentist and the care that you give to your tooth:

  • Take rest properly, no strenuous activity for next 3-4 days.
  • Dentist may prescribe analgesic for relieved the pain. Also antibiotics are prescribed to remove and protect from further infection.
  • Avoid hot and hard food at least for few days.
  • Switch to soft and liquid diet until the healing completes.
  • Take care of the dressing. Avoid vigorous brushing.
  • Apply the cold/ice compress to jaw to subside the swelling.
  • Rinse your mouth with warm salted water to keep the area bacteria free.
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption.
  • Be regular for your follow up appointments.

Call and consult your Periodontist immediately in case:

  • You notice excessive bleeding at the surgical site and it does not stop.
  • Pain does not subside even after taking the medications.
  • Dressing becomes loose or come off.
  • You notice swelling or pus discharge from the site.
  • You may feel enlarged lymph nodes under your jaw. 

What is the cost of Crown Lengthening Procedures?

The cost of crown lengthening procedures in Mumbai primarily depends on the number of teeth that need treatment and if you have combined any more treatments along with it.  The crown lengthening procedure price in Mumbai also depends on:

  • The amount of gum that needs to be removed or repositioned to get the desired result
  • If the bone needs reshaping or shaving to anchor the crown
  • If there is any additional treatment you may need.
  • If your dentist recommends dental cleaning before the procedure

The crown lengthening procedure cost also varies from clinic to clinic and is also influenced by the location, and the periodontist’s experience.

Why choose The Esthetic Clinics?

The Esthetic Clinics, we offer you world-class treatments in cosmetic as well as restorative dentistry.

The Esthetic Clinics, Mumbai is well equipped with the most advanced diagnostic and imaging equipment, which helps our top dental specialists to consistently deliver the best surgical sinus lift procedures in Mumbai in the safest way possible. We have built our reputation as the favourite go-to dental clinic for non-surgical sinus lift procedures, based on customised advice and treatments for each patient.

The Esthetic Clinics, Mumbai is one its kind dental and oral surgery clinic that has the best maxilla facial surgeons, orthodontist, and endodontists in Mumbai all under one roof. With our modern treatments used for orthognathic surgery in Mumbai, you will truly be able to enjoy an enhanced quality of life. The Esthetic Clinics, Mumbai has been the first choice for national and international patients seeking expert dental care. We offer the best treatment offering high-quality and long-lasting implant-supported dentures.

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Best Plastic, Cosmetic & Oculoplastic Surgery in Mumbai, India

Dr. Debraj Shome is Director and Co founder of The Esthetic Clinics. He has been rated amongst the top surgeons in India by multiple agencies. The Esthetic Clinics patients include many international and national celebrities who prefer to opt for facial cosmetic surgery and facial plastic surgery in Mumbai because The Esthetic Clinics has its headquarters there.

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