Periodontal procedures are available to lay the groundwork for restorative and cosmetic dentistry and/or to improve the health and esthetics of your smile. Crown lenghtening 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. Crown lenghtening is often used as part of a treatment plan for a tooth that is fitted with a crown. This procedure provides the necessary space between the supporting bone and crown, preventing the new crown from damaging gum tissues and bone.
If a tooth is badly worn, decayed, eroded by eating disorders, or fractured below the gum line, crown lenghtening adjusts the gum and bone levels to gain access to more of the tooth so it can be restored.
Funtional crown legthening is an important part of an integrated effort to optimize your health, appearance, comfort and function. A beautiful new smile and improved periodontal health are your keys to smiling, eating and speaking with comfort and confidence.