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Crown Lengthening

This common procedure is used to allow more solid tooth structure to be available for rebuilding a diseased or broken down tooth. The process involves the removal of gum tissue and/or bone or both so that more tooth structure is accessible.

Crown lengthening is utilized when a tooth needs to be rebuilt or restored, but there is not enough tooth is left to support a secure restoration.

This can happen when a filling gets too big, when the tooth fractures or breaks off near the gumline, a tooth that has lots of decay under a old filling or crown and so on. If you desire to keep the tooth and avoid more problems in the future, crown lengthening will allow the dentist to properly restore the tooth and give you a predictable result.