A. Cheria O’Neal DMD, MHS
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Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening (or crown exposure) is required sometimes when your tooth needs a new crown or other restoration. This may be recommended when the edge of that restoration is deep below the gum tissue and not accessible, too close to the bone, or below the bone.

The procedure involves adjusting the level of the gum tissue and bone around the tooth in question to create a new gum-to-tooth relationship. This allows us to reach the edge of the restoration, ensuring a proper fit to the tooth. It should also provide enough tooth structure so the new restoration will not come loose in the future. This allows you to clean the edge of the restoration when you brush your and floss to prevent decay and gum disease. When the procedure is complete, sutures and a protective bandage are placed to help secure the new gum-to-tooth relationship. You will need to be seen in one or two weeks to remove the sutures and evaluate your healing.

 

 


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