Aesthetic and Functional Crown Lengthening
What Causes Damage to Your Teeth?
There are several things that can cause damage to your teeth:
- Automobile accidents
- Sports injuries
- Tooth decay
Any of these types of damage can lead to an infection, so restoring the tooth is imperative.
When you need a damaged tooth restored, one of the most popular options is a dental crown. For the crown to be placed, your tooth first needs to be prepared. It also requires sufficient visible tooth on which to be placed. If your gum tissue is in the way, it can prevent the crown from fitting on properly. Alternatively, in the event of tooth decay too close to the gum line, your gums may be in the way of placing a filling.
In any of these events, a crown lengthening procedure can help. We expose more of the surface of the crown, which is hidden under gum tissue, which allows us to place the necessary restoration.
How Is Crown Lengthening Performed?
Crown Lengthening Benefits
Crown lengthening has numerous benefits:
Provides more surface area on which a dental crown can sit, making the crown more secure. Moreover, with a proper fit, the natural tooth is effectively sealed away from bacteria, which helps to prevent infections.
If you have tooth decay below the gum line, the crown lengthening allows for better access to completely clean out and fill the cavity, which prevents future issues with the tooth.
Improved periodontal health. The areas around the restoration are easier to keep clean. This improves your overall oral health and lowers your risk of developing gum disease.
Restored smile. Even a minor chip or crack to the tooth can lead to self consciousness. With the proper placement of a dental restoration, the beauty of your smile is restored, and you can smile confidently once again.
If your gums are in the way of getting the dental restorations you need, a crown lengthening procedure can help. Call Cassity & Legacy Implants and Periodontics today to schedule your consultation.