Why Dentists Suggest Crown Lengthening

Posted on Aug 20, 2018 in News
Why Dentists Suggest Crown Lengthening

Your dentist might recommend crown lengthening under local anaesthesia, to gain more access to a tooth or teeth.

Key takeaways:

– Dentists usually recommend removing a tiny amount of gum tissue if it facilitates tooth restoration.

– Crown lengthening treatment also improves gummy smiles, by reducing unnecessary gum tissue and adjusting the gum line.

– A periodontist (teeth and gum specialist) might use a dental laser to reform the gum(s) affected.

For most patients, any discomfort after dental crown lengthening treatment is quite manageable with over-the-counter analgesics.

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Dr Moira Wong (GDC no: 67960, UK) developed an ambition to specialise in the field of orthodontics during her time as a dentistry student at the London Hospital Medical College. After graduating in 1994, she gained experience in all fields of dentistry prior to specialisation. This included working as part of the Pennstar trauma team at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr Wong’s career pathway began with a spell as a house officer in prosthetic dentistry at the Royal London Hospital, followed by senior house officer positions at the Bristol Dental Hospital. During this period she gained her fellowship in dental surgery and worked in the paediatric dentistry department, treating special needs children and addressing complicated developmental problems. She also worked with adults requiring the replacement of multiple teeth.

Returning to London to take up a position as a senior house officer in oral surgery, Dr Wong gained experience in dental and facial surgery. One of her busiest nights was helping with the suturing of patients following a national rail crash.

Dr Wong was then accepted onto the specialty training programme at Guy’s Hospital, where she spent a further three years gaining her master’s degree. She continued onto a consultant training programme at King’s College and St George’s Hospital, gaining her Fellowship in orthodontics. Currently less than 300 UK practitioners have this level of training, with just 5 to 10 people gaining the accreditation in an average year.

Today, Dr Wong has acquired an excellent reputation for her highly sophisticated work and approachable, communicative manner. Her ambition is to be recognised as nothing less than the best orthodontist in London.