Posted on 4/13/2018 by Edelweiss Dental Implant Center
Crown lengthening is a common dental procedure that is usually done in office and does not require a very invasive procedure in order to be performed.
This is when the gum line of the tooth is pulled back to expose more of the tooth that is below the gum line. This is used to help place a crown or filling in the desired area.
Those That Require a Crown Lengthening
Anyone may require this procedure, since it all depends on your unique oral makeup and where the tooth that is being repaired lies in the mouth. Sometimes it has broken too far down under the gum line, requiring the dentist to have to do the procedure to reach it.
Other times there is an oral problem that should be addressed that is causing this problem to happen. Gum disease is one of the problems that can cause the teeth to go into the gums and cause further problems that the dentist would be required to perform this procedure for.
It is always important to have your teeth completely cleaned before having this procedure done. This is to protect your overall health and to ensure that any build up, decay or plaque that is sitting in the area around the gum and tooth are completely cleared out.
This can also help with the decay that can cause further health issues in the mouth, such as deep cavities or gum or root infections.
Speak with our office if you're in need of crown lengthening. We have experienced hands and professionals on deck that can provide you with the essential oral care that you need.
We can help put your mind at ease when we provide the care required for all of the dental work you're in need of. Speak with us today to learn even more.