Crown Lengthening

Crown Lengthening for Restorative Dentistry

When a tooth is broken or decay extends beyond the gum line, it may be impossible for your dentist to restore the tooth without the assistance of a periodontist.  The procedure is called crown lengthening, and it is a surgical procedure where the periodontist will remove a small amount of bone and gum tissue in order to create enough sound tooth structure for the dentist to restore the tooth.  This is a very predictable and useful procedure.

Crown Lengthening for Esthetics

Teeth may look short if the gum tissue covers the tooth too much.  This results in an unattractive “gummy” smile.  When this occurs a periodontist can remove the offending tissue through a crown lengthening procedure. You can view results of this procedure under “our work”.