About Dental Crown Lengthening

The crown of the tooth is the enamel portion of the tooth that is exposed above the gum line. In a healthy mouth, the crown extends below the gum line as well.

When is the need for dental crown lengthening indicated?

There are three indications for a dental crown lengthening procedure:

– To expose more of the tooth for a dental crown placement

– To gain access to a decayed area so that a filling can be placed

– To expose more tooth structure for improved aesthetic — to eliminate a “gummy” smile.

More About Crown Lengthening…

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