University Dental Care | Crown Lengthening in University City

UNIVERSITY DENTAL CARE
General Dentistry For The Entire Family

7843 Olive Blvd
University City, MO 63130
314-260-9800

   Samir E. Ruvinov, DDS
   Shirley B. Dillard, DMD
   Dr. Haarmann DMD

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Crown Lengthening

 

It is no secret that dentists are committed to saving teeth. This is why we fill a cavity, instead of pulling the tooth. 

Cavities can decay to tooth to the point where restoration is virtually impossible without a procedure called crown lengthening. Crown lengthening is a routine surgical procedure, which remodels the contour of the gum line. The procedure does not actually lengthen the crown, but rather lowers the gum line. When there is not enough tooth structure to affix a crown, this is the only option. Sometimes a tooth has been broken below the gum line. In this instance, crown lengthening is very successful in exposing more of the tooth, so that the dentist has something to work with.

 
 
 
University City Dentist | Crown Lengthening. Sam Ruvinov is a University City Dentist.