Crown Lengthening is a procedure that is performed to fix a tooth, especially in situations such as when a tooth does not stick out enough above the gum to support a crown or a filling. This can happen after a filling or crown falls out. To correct the issue, your periodontist must expose more of the tooth by removing gum tissue. Crown lengthening may also be used to correct the presence of excess gum tissue, enhancing one’s smile.
Crown lengthening is a procedure that is conducted utilizing local anesthesia. Cuts are made that will pull gums away from teeth, exposing more of the tooth itself. After enough of the tooth has been exposed, the gums are stitched together. Altogether it can take around three months to heal, and the final crown will be made and installed.
Stoner Periodontic Specialists offers crown lengthening in Columbus, Ohio. Please contact our office if you could benefit from crown lengthening, or, if you are in need of periodontic treatment of any kind.