FUNCTIONAL CROWN LENGTHENING

EXPOSE MORE OF YOUR NATURAL TOOTH FOR FUNCTION!

What is functional crown lengthening?

The process of exposing more tooth structure from underneath the gumline is called functional crown lengthening.

Why would functional crown lengthening be necessary?

Sometimes insufficient tooth structure is available to make a crown or cap for a broken tooth or a tooth with a large cavity. When this happens, our practice can determine if more tooth structure can be exposed to assist your dentist in making a crown.

How is functional crown lengthening performed?

This procedure is completed by removing and/or adjusting the gum tissue and bone surrounding the impacted tooth.

 

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