Clinical Crown Lengthening
Periodontal procedures are necessary in order to lay the groundwork for restorative and cosmetic dentistry and/or to improve the health and esthetics of your smile. Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure that recontours the gum tissue and often the underlying bone, surrounding one or more teeth, so that an adequate amount of healthy tooth is exposed.
Sometimes this procedure is required in order to increase the visual amount of tooth structure for esthetics - either with or without new crowns or veneers. If this procedure was not performed the "gum line" would be not be uniform and the end result would be unesthetic.
Other times, a crown lengthening procedure is required for functional reasons when a tooth requires a crown. If a tooth is badly worn, decayed, eroded by eating disorders, or fractured below the gum line, crown lengthening adjusts the gum and bone levels to gain access to more of the tooth so it can be restored. Functional crown lengthening is an important part of an integrated effort to optimize your health, appearance, comfort and function. This procedure provides the necessary space between the supporting bone and crown, preventing the new crown from damaging gum tissues and bone.
A beautiful new smile and improved periodontal health are your keys to smiling, eating and speaking with comfort and confidence.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.
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