Crown lengthening is a procedure performed when there is inadequate tooth structure above the gum tissue for a restoration to firmly attach to. Crown lengthening is recommended if a tooth has extensive cavities that extend below the gums, if a tooth breaks off at the gum line or if there is a crack in the tooth.
During treatment, Dr. Towe will numb the area and you will feel no discomfort. The procedure involves contouring of the bone and removal of gum tissue to expose normal tooth structure below a tooth cavity or tooth fracture. This procedure can save the tooth and allow the dentist to restore the tooth with a crown, veneer or filling.
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