The Smile Center of NJ | Crown Lengthening in Columbus, NJ

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Mount Holly
176 Madison Ave
Mt. Holly, NJ 08060
609-267-2396

Columbus
23659 Columbus Rd. Ste. 1
Columbus, NJ 08022
609-298-5800

Wrightstown
561 Monmouth Rd., Rte 537
Wrightstown,  NJ 08562
609-758-2244


Crown Lengthening

 

It is no secret that dentists are committed to saving teeth. This is why we fill a cavity, instead of pulling the tooth. 

Cavities can decay to tooth to the point where restoration is virtually impossible without a procedure called crown lengthening. Crown lengthening is a routine surgical procedure, which remodels the contour of the gum line. The procedure does not actually lengthen the crown, but rather lowers the gum line. When there is not enough tooth structure to affix a crown, this is the only option. Sometimes a tooth has been broken below the gum line. In this instance, crown lengthening is very successful in exposing more of the tooth, so that the dentist has something to work with.

 
 
Columbus, NJ Dentist | Crown Lengthening. The Smile Center is a Columbus, NJ Dentist.