Dr. Kohler has years of experience performing a range of oral surgery procedures, including crown lengthening, tooth extraction, and frenectomy treatment.
A crown may be recommended when a tooth is cracked, broken, or misshapen. A crown can also be used to complete dental procedures, such as bridges, root canals, and dental implants. Crowns must be able to affix firmly to an existing tooth.
Crown lengthening can help. Recontouring gum tissue, and sometimes bone, to expose more of a tooth’s surface for a crown. It’s a standard procedure and often takes less than an hour to complete.
Crown lengthening can be necessary if there isn’t enough of the tooth in place to hold the crown on its own. Crowns do sometimes not attach firmly if teeth are broken or affected by tooth decay.
Crown lengthening reduces gum tissue and shaves down bone when necessary, so more of the tooth is above the gum’s surface. A properly fitted crown allows for better oral hygiene and comfort.
Some people seek crown lengthening to alter a “gummy smile,” in which the gums are visible above the teeth when smiling.
Our office is equipped with a micro aesthetic system. This advanced technique allows our team to adhere to the strictest standards of precision and accuracy. We also offer sedation options and nearly painless injections to ensure comfort and relaxation during oral surgery.
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