Crown lengthening is a gum treatment that has functional purposes. During this treatment, we will simply remove a small amount of the gum tissue, revealing more of the tooth structure. This usually requires just one visit to our office.
We may recommend crown lengthening to make a restorative or cosmetic dental treatment possible. If the tooth is broken below or very close to the gum line, or if insufficient tooth structure is left for a restoration, our periodontist may use crown lengthening to expose more of the tooth so a restoration like a crown or bridge can be placed.
To learn more about the uses and benefits of crown lengthening, we welcome you to contact our office today.