Crown lengthening is designed to increase the extent of supragingival tooth structure for restorative or esthetic purposes. It is a surgical procedure that allows secure placement of a prosthetic to restore the damaged tooth, and allows crown cementation to be performed. Crown lengthening can be performed on one or multiple teeth.
How Crown Lengthening Works
Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure that can be accomplished by either surgical or orthodontic extrusion. To achieve a proper crown lengthening, either the gingival margin is apically positioned, the supporting bone is removed, or both are performed on the tooth or teeth.
Crown Lengthening Treatment Planning
Crown lengthening is a permanent procedure that should only be performed when necessary and when can be properly performed. The difference between an effective and ineffective crown lengthening treatment can lie on a difference as small as one millimeter of remaining tooth structure. Dental professionals must determine whether crown lengthening will be a successful treatment or if tooth extraction is really what should be considered.
Gulf Coast Endodontics Provides Crown Lengthening Procedures
Gulf Coast Endodontics can not only provide you a Houston root canal, but other tooth root-related procedures, including quality crown lengthening procedures. For more information and to schedule an appointment, contact us today.