Crown Lengthening

 

Crown lengthening is usually performed to improve the health of the gum tissue, prepare the mouth for a procedure, or correct a “gummy smile”. A “gummy smile” is used to describe an instance where teeth are covered with excess gum tissue resulting in a less esthetically-pleasing smile. The procedure involves reshaping or recontouring the gum tissue and bone around the tooth in question to create a new gum - to - tooth relationship. Crown lengthening can be performed on a single tooth, many teeth, or the entire gum line.

 

Crown lengthening is often required when your tooth needs a new crown or other restoration. The edge of that restoration is deep below the gum tissue and not immediately accessible. It is also usually too close to the bone or below the bone.

 

Crown lengthening allows us to reach the edge of the restoration, ensuring a proper fit to the tooth. It should also provide enough tooth structure so the new restoration will not come loose in the future. This allows you to clean the edge of the restoration when you brush and floss to prevent decay and gum disease.

Dental Cleaning  |  Oral Cancer Screening  |  Scaling and Root Planing  |  Periodontal Pocket Reduction  Regeneration  |  Dental Implants  |  Bone Graft  |  Gum Graft  |  Crown Lengthening  |  Frenectomy

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