Crown Lengthening

Welcome to Clifton E. Nakatani, DDS, MSD, your home for advanced periodontal care. Transform your oral health and smile with our expertly performed, technology-driven crown lengthening procedures.

Crown lengthening is more than just a cosmetic treatment—it’s a transformative periodontal procedure that can significantly improve both your oral health and the aesthetics of your smile. 

At Clifton E. Nakatani, DDS, MSD, we blend cutting-edge technology with time-tested periodontal techniques to deliver exceptional results. Our team, led by the experienced Dr. Nakatani, is dedicated to providing each patient with personalized, comprehensive care that meets their individual needs.

What Is Crown Lengthening?

Crown lengthening is a periodontal procedure often performed to prepare a tooth for restorative surgery or to enhance its aesthetic appearance. It involves reshaping or recontouring the gum tissue, and sometimes the bone, around a tooth to expose more of its crown—the part of the tooth above the gum line. 

Whether your dentist has recommended this treatment for functional reasons, such as to fit a dental crown, or for aesthetic reasons, to balance the appearance of your smile, our Sacramento, CA practice is equipped to offer this service with the utmost care and precision.

Crown Lengthening With Laser Technology

At Clifton E. Nakatani, DDS, MSD, we utilize the latest advancements in dental technology, including dental lasers, to perform crown lengthening procedures. Dental lasers offer a minimally invasive, highly accurate approach to this procedure, resulting in less discomfort and swelling post-operatively, and often eliminating the need for sutures.

The laser gently removes the necessary soft tissue and, in some cases, can even be used to modify the bone surrounding the tooth. This precise control allows for optimal tooth exposure while preserving as much healthy tissue as possible.

Benefits Of Laser Technology In Crown Lengthening

The use of laser technology in crown lengthening has several advantages over traditional methods; these include the following:

  • Minimally invasive: Laser procedures tend to cause less discomfort during and after the procedure compared to traditional methods.
  • Reduced recovery time: The precision of dental lasers often means fewer postoperative symptoms, such as swelling and bleeding, leading to a quicker recovery period.
  • Greater precision: Lasers allow our team to target specific areas with high accuracy, reducing the risk of damaging surrounding tissue.
  • Less need for sutures: Due to the laser’s ability to cauterize as it cuts, there is often less need for sutures after the procedure.
  • Decreased risk of infection: The laser sterilizes the area as it works, reducing the risk of postoperative infection.

Embrace The Future Of Periodontal Care

The Clifton E. Nakatani, DDS, MSD practice is committed to providing a welcoming, patient-focused environment where your comfort and satisfaction are our top priority. We believe that advanced technology, such as our dental lasers, combined with the expert knowledge and experience of our team, results in superior periodontal care.

When you choose our practice for your crown lengthening procedure, you are not just another patient—you are part of our family. We believe in clear, open communication and will take the time to discuss your procedure, answer your questions, and address your concerns to ensure you feel confident and comfortable with your treatment plan.

Contact us today to schedule your consultation for crown lengthening. Experience the difference that exceptional periodontal care, rooted in advanced technology and personalized service, can make in your oral health and confidence. We look forward to helping you on your journey to a healthier smile.

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