Crown Lengthening - Kelowna Dental Office
Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure performed by your dentist to expose a greater amount of tooth structure for the purpose of subsequently restoring the tooth prosthetically. This is done by incising the gingival tissue around a tooth and, after temporarily displacing the soft tissue, predictably removing a given height of alveolar bone from the circumference of the tooth or teeth being operated on.
When there is not enough tooth structure to affix a crown, this may be the only option. Sometimes when a tooth has been broken at the gum line , crown lengthening can be very successful in exposing more of the tooth, so that Dr. Burlacu has something to work with.