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One of the most common procedures we offer at Hills Dental Studio is crown lengthening. This procedure is used to treat a variety of dental issues and can help improve the overall appearance and health of your teeth and gums.

Crown lengthening is a dental procedure that involves removing excess gum tissue to expose more of the tooth’s surface.

This procedure can be used for both cosmetic and functional purposes, such as preparing a tooth for a crown or improving the appearance of a gummy smile.

At Hills Dental Studio, we use the latest techniques and tools to ensure that your crown lengthening procedure is safe and effective.

Who Needs Crown Lengthening?

Crown lengthening is recommended for patients who have excessive gum tissue, which can make their teeth appear shorter or cause functional problems, such as difficulty with oral hygiene.

This procedure is also recommended for patients who need to have a dental crown placed on a tooth that is too short.

At Hills Dental Studio we value good oral health, thus our experienced team will evaluate your dental health and recommend the best treatment options for your individual needs.


Here are some steps you can take to prepare for a dental crown lengthening procedure:

  1. Consult with your dentist or periodontist: Before undergoing any dental procedure, it’s important to consult with your dentist or periodontist to discuss your treatment options and determine if crown lengthening is right for you.
  2. Follow any pre-operative instructions: Your dentist or periodontist may provide you with specific instructions to follow in the days leading up to your procedure. This may include avoiding certain foods or medications, or adjusting your oral hygiene routine.
  3. Arrange for transportation: Crown lengthening is typically performed under local anesthesia, which means you will be awake during the procedure but will not feel any pain. However, you may feel some discomfort or dizziness afterward, so it’s a good idea to arrange for someone to drive you home.
  4. Wear comfortable clothing: Dress in comfortable, loose-fitting clothing on the day of your procedure.
  5. Plan for post-operative recovery: After the procedure, you may experience some swelling, discomfort, and bleeding. Plan to take it easy for a few days afterward, and avoid strenuous physical activity. Your dentist or periodontist may also provide you with specific post-operative instructions to follow.
  6. Stock up on soft foods: You may experience some sensitivity and discomfort when eating after the procedure, so it’s a good idea to stock up on soft, easy-to-eat foods like soup, mashed potatoes, and yogurt.

Remember, the key to a successful dental crown lengthening procedure is to follow your dentist or periodontist’s instructions closely and take care of yourself before and after the procedure.


Crown lengthening is a dental procedure that involves removing gum tissue or bone to expose more of the tooth’s surface, making it easier to place a crown or other restoration and promoting good periodontal health. Here’s a general overview of the crown lengthening process:

  1. Evaluation and Planning: Before the procedure, your dentist will evaluate your teeth and gums to determine the amount of tissue that needs to be removed. They may take X-rays or use other imaging techniques to get a better view of the tooth and surrounding tissues. Based on this evaluation, your dentist will create a treatment plan that outlines the amount of tissue that needs to be removed and the type of procedure that will be used.
  2. Anesthesia: To minimize discomfort during the procedure, your dentist will numb the area using a local anesthetic. In some cases, sedation may also be used to help you relax.
  3. Tissue Removal: Using a scalpel or laser, your dentist will carefully remove the necessary amount of gum tissue or bone to expose more of the tooth’s surface. If bone needs to be removed, the dentist may need to make a small incision in the gum tissue to access it.
  4. Tissue Shaping: Once the tissue has been removed, your dentist will shape it to create a smooth, even gumline that is flush with the tooth’s surface. They may also remove any rough edges or bony protrusions that could interfere with the placement of the crown.
  5. Suturing: To close the incision and promote healing, your dentist will use stitches to reposition the gum tissue and hold it in place. The stitches will typically be removed after 7-10 days.
  6. Recovery: After the procedure, you may experience some discomfort, swelling, or bleeding in the treated area. Your dentist will provide you with specific instructions on how to care for your mouth and manage any discomfort during the recovery period.


This procedure can provide a number of benefits, including:

  1. Improved aesthetics: Crown lengthening can help to improve the appearance of teeth that appear too short or “gummy” due to excessive gum tissue.
  2. Better oral hygiene: Crown lengthening can make it easier to clean teeth and gums, as more of the tooth’s surface is exposed.
  3. Restorative purposes: Crown lengthening can be used to expose more of a tooth’s surface in order to place a crown, bridge, or other restoration.
  4. Treatment of gum disease: In some cases, crown lengthening may be recommended as part of the treatment for gum disease.
  5. Reduced risk of future dental problems: Crown lengthening can help to reduce the risk of future dental problems by improving access to the tooth’s surface and making it easier to clean and maintain.
  6. Increased comfort: In cases where a tooth is broken or fractured below the gumline, crown lengthening can help to expose more of the tooth’s surface and reduce discomfort or sensitivity.

Overall, crown lengthening can provide a range of benefits, from improved aesthetics to better oral health and reduced risk of future dental problems. However, it’s important to consult with a dental professional to determine if this procedure is appropriate for your specific needs.


Aftercare is an essential part of the crown lengthening procedure, and it is important to follow your dentist’s instructions carefully to ensure that your gums heal properly. Here are some general aftercare tips to keep in mind:

  1. Rest: It is important to rest as much as possible during the first few days after your crown lengthening procedure. Avoid strenuous physical activity or exercise, as this can increase blood flow and prolong the healing process.
  2. Pain Management: You may experience some discomfort or pain after your procedure. Your dentist may recommend over-the-counter pain relievers or prescribe medication to help manage your pain, or as an at home pain reliever you may use an ice pack
  3. Oral Hygiene: It is important to continue practicing good oral hygiene during the recovery period. Brush and floss your teeth gently, and use a special mouthwash if recommended by your dentist.
  4. Diet: Your dentist may recommend avoiding certain foods, such as hard or crunchy foods, for a period of time after your procedure. Stick to soft foods that are easy to chew and won’t irritate your gums.
  5. Follow-Up Appointments: Your dentist will schedule a follow-up appointment to check on your progress and ensure that your gums are healing properly. Be sure to attend all scheduled appointments and inform your dentist of any concerns or issues you may have.

By following these aftercare tips, you can help ensure that your crown lengthening procedure is a success and that your gums heal properly. 

If you have any questions or concerns about your aftercare, don’t hesitate to contact your dentist for guidance.

Why choose us?

At Hills Dental Studios we understand that choosing the right dental provider can be a daunting task, but we believe that we are the best choice for your needs. Here’s why:

  1. Expertise: Our team of dental professionals has extensive experience and expertise in dental crown lengthening procedures. We use the latest techniques and technologies to ensure that our patients receive the best care possible.
  2. Patient-centered care: We believe in putting our patients first. Our team is dedicated to providing compassionate and personalized care to each of our patients. We take the time to listen to your concerns and work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your unique needs.
  3. State-of-the-art facility: Our practice is equipped with the latest dental technology to ensure that our patients receive the best possible care. We invest in the latest equipment and training to stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in dental crown lengthening procedures.
  4. Affordable pricing: We understand that dental procedures can be expensive, which is why we offer competitive pricing for our dental crown lengthening services. We believe that everyone should have access to high-quality dental care, and we strive to make our services as affordable as possible.
  5. Positive patient feedback: Our patients consistently leave positive reviews about their experiences with our dental crown lengthening services. We are proud of our reputation for providing exceptional care and are confident that you will be satisfied with your experience at our practice.

We hope that you choose us for your dental crown lengthening needs. Our team is committed to providing you with the best possible care and helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.

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Hills Dental Studio is a leading dental practice that provides exceptional dental care to patients of all ages. Our team of experienced and compassionate dentists offers a wide range of dental services, including general, cosmetic, aesthetic, emergency, and orthodontic care.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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After getting a dental crown, you should avoid eating hard, crunchy, or sticky foods for the first 24-48 hours. 

You should also avoid chewing on the side of your mouth where the crown was placed until the crown has fully settled in and any discomfort has subsided.

It is also important to avoid smoking or using tobacco products, as they can increase the risk of complications and delay the healing process.

Before getting a dental crown, you should know that the process typically requires two appointments. The first appointment involves preparing the tooth, taking impressions, and placing a temporary crown. 

The second appointment involves removing the temporary crown and cementing the permanent crown in place. 

You should also be aware of the potential risks and complications, such as sensitivity, discomfort, or the need for a root canal. It is important to discuss any concerns or questions you may have with your dentist before the procedure.

When you get a dental crown, you should avoid eating hard, crunchy, or sticky foods for the first 24-48 hours. 

You should also avoid chewing on the side of your mouth where the crown was placed until the crown has fully settled in and any discomfort has subsided. 

Additionally, you should avoid using your teeth as tools (e.g. biting your nails, opening packages), as this can damage the crown or even cause it to come loose.

After a dental crown is cemented in place, you should wait at least 1-2 hours before eating or drinking anything. This allows the cement to be fully set and ensures that the crown stays in place. 

After the initial waiting period, you should still avoid hard, crunchy, or sticky foods for the first 24-48 hours, as mentioned earlier. 

Crown lengthening is typically done under local anesthesia, so the procedure itself should not be painful. 

However, you may experience some discomfort after the procedure as the area heals. Your dentist or periodontist can prescribe pain medication to help manage any discomfort.

Recovery time can vary depending on the extent of the procedure and your individual healing process. Generally, you can expect some swelling and discomfort for a few days after the procedure. 

You should avoid eating hard or crunchy foods and stick to a soft diet for a few days. Most people are able to return to their normal activities within a week.

As with any dental procedure, there are some risks and potential complications associated with crown lengthening. These can include infection, bleeding, swelling, and sensitivity in the affected area. 

Your dentist or periodontist can discuss the risks and benefits of the procedure with you before it is performed.

The cost of crown lengthening can vary depending on the extent of the procedure, the geographic location, and other factors. 

It is typically not covered by dental insurance if it is done for cosmetic reasons. Your dentist or periodontist can give you an estimate of the cost based on your individual needs.

What Our Clients Say

Nokukhanya Mhlongo
Nokukhanya Mhlongo
Kudos to everyone that assisted from support services (Admin) to technical staff (Dentist and Assistant). Great service, absolutely happy. I'm definitely coming back!
sandile nkwazi
sandile nkwazi
Awesome experience we had at Hill Dental Studio, The ladies are most welcoming at the studio my son had so much fun with them didnt wanna leave. Dr Surprise made my son so comfortable, Dr Craig took me through everything and made sure I understand clearly so Im happy with the Hills 1st time experience looking forward to our next visit. Not forgetting there’s free WIFI 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌
My daughter and I have had such a pleasant experience with The Hills Dental Studio family so far, we first consulted with Dr Surprise who was very professional, patient and thorough in explaining the whole braces procedure and soon thereafter the journey began, oh wait, I have to send a shout out to Fatu, the most amazing Receptionist, forever smiling and warm , as well as Mokgadi the Dr's assistant, you guys are awesome!). FFW.. when it was time for her to have some teeth extracted Dr Craig took over, OMG I was so nervous about this surgery because it was a little complicated, but Dr Craig was so gentle, and the recovery was phenomenal. He is such a great Dr and it is evident that he and Dr Surprise truly love what they do.
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Tauheerah Lee Haynes
Yes im bragging about my beautiful teeth 😍 Thank you so much Dr Surprise and everyone at Hills Dental. Dr Surprise I am the blessed one to have found those blessed hands that gave me my confidence back, now I just have to learn to smile more! All of you are super caring your happy auras and personalities make up a great team! Dr Craig aka (Dr Takealot) 🤣 next time when I'm there please sing again I didn't hear you today. To the ladies you are beautiful and kind❤️❤️❤️
Mpho Mogatusi
Mpho Mogatusi
I have been experiencing the most beautiful months with the Hills Dental team, they give great service and the work done by them is exceptional. Thank you Fhathu for the warmest welcome with every visit. Thank you Dr Surprise for my beautiful smile being experiencing a beautiful journey with my transformation. ☺️✌️
Ana Karriem
Ana Karriem
The best dental practice, compassionate, caring just a truly amazing professional experience All the staff are so caring and understanding Highly recommended
Nokuzola Mtini
Nokuzola Mtini
A family that truly works like a well-oiled machine to bring exceptional service and ultimately improve Crockett smiles like the one I once had before walking into Hills Dental Studio. The amazing receptionists, Dr. Surprise and Dr. Craig who never seize to smile which is so ironic, considering, and the rest of the staff. I am utterly grateful for the work of these people's hands! It is evident that they love what they do and love who they do it with, including us their patients, the love is just as contagious. And above that, they are skilled and really deliver to exceed expectations! Highly recommended!
Mathapelo Gasane
Mathapelo Gasane
Thank you to the entire Hills dental team , you were so welcoming and kind .They provide you with a calm and comfortable environment . You guys are the best .
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nokwanda nzimande
I went to Hills Dental Studio earlier today to remove my wisdom tooth. Dr Craig assisted me. I was very nervous but Dr Craig communicated with me throughout the procedure to ensure I was still comfortable and not in pain. This helped me relax. Thank you Dr Craig for your kind and professional service. I will definitely be recommending Hills Dental Studio to everyone I know.

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