Decatur Dental | Crown Lengthening in Decatur

DECATUR DENTAL

Paige Winder, DDS

John A. Winder, DDS

Roy D. Kindrick, DDS, MSD

Jordan Payne D.D.S.


501 South Washburn St.
Decatur, Texas, 76234
Phone:  (940) 627-2514

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 the 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.