In many cases of dental decay, tooth fracture, or even in instances where
an individual has "short" teeth, a crown lengthening procedure
will allow us to properly construct an esthetic and functional crown,
bridge, or restoration.
Crown lengthening is a simple surgical procedure which adjusts the position
of the gum around the affected tooth, thereby providing a more solid tooth
on which to anchor the restoration of choice. A functional crown lengthening
will help you regain a beautiful smile and allow you to eat and speak
with comfort and confidence.
A purely esthetic crown lengthening procedure to correct a "gummy"
smile is often referred to as Gum Contouring.
Before Crown Lengthening
This tooth required crown lengthening to provide
enough tooth surface for a restoration
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