Comprehensive Crown Lengthening Procedures at Palmetto Periodontics

At Palmetto Periodontics, located in Columbia, SC, we specialize in crown lengthening procedures that are designed to enhance oral function and aesthetics. Our expert team, led by Dr. James P. Wilson, is committed to providing exceptional care in a welcoming environment.

What is Crown Lengthening?

Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure that reshapes the gum tissue and bone around a tooth. This treatment is often necessary when a tooth needs a new crown or restoration, but there isn't enough of the tooth exposed above the gumline to support it. It can also be performed for cosmetic reasons, to correct a "gummy" smile and reveal more of your natural teeth.

Benefits of Crown Lengthening

  • Enhances Tooth Structure: Makes possible the placement of restorations like crowns and bridges.
  • Improves Gummy Smiles: Balances the gum-to-tooth ratio for a more aesthetically pleasing smile.
  • Prevents Periodontal Issues: Reduces trapped bacteria and food particles by adjusting gum margins.

Dr. James P. Wilson: Expert in Periodontal Care

Dr. Wilson, a distinguished periodontist with extensive experience in advanced surgical techniques, leads our team. His expertise and commitment to excellence ensure that each crown lengthening procedure is performed with the highest level of precision and care.

The Crown Lengthening Procedure at Palmetto Periodontics

Your treatment begins with a thorough evaluation to determine if crown lengthening is the best option for you. Dr. Wilson will discuss your goals and explain the procedure in detail.

Surgical Process:

  1. Preparation: The area around the tooth is numbed to ensure comfort.
  2. Reshaping: Excess gum and bone tissue are carefully removed to expose more of the tooth.
  3. Recovery: We provide detailed post-operative care instructions to ensure a smooth recovery and optimal results.

Why Choose Palmetto Periodontics for Your Crown Lengthening Needs

Patients throughout Columbia, as well as the surrounding Midlands, Richland County, Lexington, and Kershaw County, choose our practice for their dental needs due to our expert care, state-of-the-art technology, and the serene environment of our office. Conveniently located near Downtown Columbia, our office is easily accessible for residents of Forest Acres, Woodfield, and other neighborhoods, with nearby attractions like the Columbia Museum of Art and Sesquicentennial State Park.

“Best dental experience ever! Everyone at this office is focused on delivering valuable and friendly service along with an exceptional degree of professionalism. The atmosphere is remarkably soothing, and the associates all appear to be happy being employed here. So glad I was referred to this office for specialty dental work. My sincere thanks to Dr. Wilson and his staff for taking such good care of me!” - Beverly P.

Schedule Your Crown Lengthening Consultation Today

Discover how crown lengthening can improve your smile and oral health by contacting Palmetto Periodontics today. Call us at (803) 788-0900 or visit our office at 124 Alpine Circle, Columbia, South Carolina 29223. Dr. James P. Wilson and our dedicated team are here to provide you with the best possible care in a comfortable and professional setting.