Crown lengthening

Periodontal procedures are available to lay the groundwork for restorative and cosmetic dentistry and/or to improve the esthetics of your gum line.

You may have asked your periodontist about procedures to improve a "gummy" smile because your teeth appear short. Your teeth may actually be the proper lengths, but they're covered with too much gum tissue. To correct this, your periodontist performs crown lengthening.

During this procedure, excess gum and bone tissue is reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth. This can be done to one tooth, to even your gum line, or to several teeth to expose a natural, broad smile.

Your dentist or periodontist may also recommend crown lengthening to make a restorative or cosmetic dental procedure possible. Perhaps your tooth is decayed, broken below the gum line, or has insufficient tooth structure for a restoration, such as a crown or bridge. Crown lengthening adjusts the gum and bone level to expose more of the tooth so it can be restored.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THIS PROCEDURE?

Whether you have crown lengthening to improve function or esthetics, patients often receive the benefits of both: a beautiful new smile and improved periodontal health – your keys to smiling, eating and speaking with comfort and confidence.

 


Monroe Dental Group

809 State Route 208
Monroe, NY 10950
(845) 782-5040



Pine Bush Dental Group

2412 State Route 52
Pine Bush, NY 12566
(845) 744-5422


Middletown Dental Associates

225 Dolson Ave
Suite 202
Middletown, NY 10940
(845) 343-1486


Newburgh Dental Associates

407 Gidney Ave
Newburgh, NY 12550
(845) 561-1969