During the dental crown lengthening 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 dental 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.
Courtesy of the American Academy of Periodontology
I have been treated by several periodontists over the past thirty years. I believe that Dr. Dougherty was the first to explain in detail what the goals for his treatment would be and give cogent evaluations of how things were progressing. I appreciate his candor and find it comforting, and even better yet everything seems to be improving.
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