Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure where bone and gum tissue is recontoured or reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth. Generally, crown lengthening is done when preparing a damaged or decayed tooth structure for restorations, such as a crown. To provide stability for the crown there must be enough of the tooth structure available. Crown lengthening procedures are also used to remove extra gum tissue that surrounds the teeth in those "gummy" smiles.

 


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