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3 Reasons Crown Lengthening Might Be Necessary


Posted on 5/22/2023 by Evan
3 Reasons Crown Lengthening Might Be NecessaryMost dental patients who suffer from several tooth and gum illnesses could benefit from crown lengthening. It is among some of the least known procedures by most dental patients, yet they are perfect candidates for the procedure. You too can be the ideal candidate if you have deep cavities or tooth trauma.

How the Procedure Works


When you go to a dentist, part of your gum is removed so that the tooth below is more exposed. This is achieved through a series of incisions to remove excess gum tissue around that tooth. In some cases, the dentist might do some minor reshaping of the bone beneath the gum so that the gum tissue can stay permanently and look as natural as possible in the new position. This procedure can be carried out in one or multiple teeth and takes about 1 and a half hours.

Why Receive Crown Lengthening Procedure?


There are many reasons to look into a crown lengthening procedure. Below is why the crown lengthening procedure may be right for you:

Your Teeth are Short

The procedure removes and also reshapes gum tissue and exposes more of your tooth surface. A tooth can be short for reasons such as severe tooth decay, breakage, or genetics. Crown lengthening prevents bacteria and food particles from causing dental issues such as gum disease.

Decay Below the Gumline

Sometimes cavities can occur in any area part of the tooth including below the gumline. Therefore, if decay that leads to cavities is found there, then crown lengthening can be done. It helps reduce the tissue level so that the dentist can have better access to the cavity and treat it.

Better Fitting Restoration

Your tooth is an anchor for various restorations such as veneers or dental crowns. Sometimes for a better fitting to be achieved, the dentist might have to reshape your gum tissue, especially when the tooth is severely decayed or broken. This is not only vital for comfort but also for oral hygiene.

Talk to us to ascertain whether you are a candidate for crown lengthening. Contact us to schedule an appointment with our first-rated dentist for your crown lengthening procedure.


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