Crown Lengthening 

 

Crown lengthening is used to prepare a tooth for restorations, and sometimes can be used to save a tooth that was at once non-restorable. Crown lengthening is often used when there is insufficient space needed for a new crown, gain access to decay below the gum line, or even for aesthetic purposes such as a “gummy smile”. 

This is performed by extending the height or size of the portion of the tooth that is visible by reducing gum tissue. If there is insufficient space for a crown, a periodontist will perform a crown lengthening to provide proper stability. When decay or a fracture extends below the gum line, crown lengthening can be used to gain better access for proper treatment. 

Drs. Morgan and Lemke

6505 Rockside Road, Suite 310

Independence, Ohio 44131

 

(216) 642 - 9111

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