Crown Lengthening

A crown lengthening procedure is designed to reshape the gums at the base of the desired tooth in order to expose additional tooth surface, and if necessary, adjust the bone level in order extend the height or size of the portion of the tooth that is visible above the gumline so that your new restoration has enough tooth structure to hold it in place.If part of a tooth is missing or if the decay is too deep, crown lengthening is used to recreate the required amount of exposed tooth so that restorative dental procedures will not weaken or fall off.

Why is crown lengthening necessary?

There are a number of dental conditions that need restorations requiring this procedure, common conditions are:

  • Short tooth
  • Severe tooth decay below the gum line
  • Tooth that has fractured and broken off beneath the gum

A crown lengthening can reduce the bone level and gum tissue in order to gain better access to your tooth.

A crown lengthening procedure is designed to reshape the gums at the base of the desired tooth in order to expose additional tooth surface, and if necessary, adjust the bone level in order extend the height or size of the portion of the tooth that is visible above the gumline so that your new restoration has enough tooth structure to hold it in place.If part of a tooth is missing or if the decay is too deep, crown lengthening is used to recreate the required amount of exposed tooth so that restorative dental procedures will not weaken or fall off.

Why is crown lengthening necessary?

There are a number of dental conditions that need restorations requiring this procedure, common conditions are:

  • Short tooth
  • Severe tooth decay below the gum line
  • Tooth that has fractured and broken off beneath the gum

A crown lengthening can reduce the bone level and gum tissue in order to gain better access to your tooth.

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