Crown lengthening exposes a greater part of the tooth and is typically performed to improve the health of your gums, prepare your mouth for a procedure, or to correct a gummy smile. During a crown lengthening treatment, we reshape and re-contour the gum tissue and bone surrounding the tooth to create a new gum-to-tooth ratio. A lot of times, crown lengthening is required when your tooth needs a new crown or other restoration, as the edge of the restoration is deep below the gum tissue and not readily accessible. Crown lengthening allows us to access the edge of the restoration and provides enough tooth structure to secure and stabilize the new restoration so it stays firmly in place in the future.
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