You will visit for a consultation before the procedure. During the consultation, the specialist will review your medical history and your X-rays, and set a date for the surgery.
We will instruct you on how to keep the area clean after the surgery. You may receive a tooth cleaning before the procedure.
If the tooth needs a crown, we may have a temporary crown put on the tooth to protect it. This also makes the crown-lengthening procedure easier because the tooth is already prepared for the crown, and we can see precisely how much soft tissue or bone will need to be removed.
Once the area has healed completely (in about three months) we will prepare the tooth again, and make a new temporary crown before making the final crown.