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K&W Family Dental | Crown Lengthening in Parlin

K&W Family Dental, LLC

Dennis Keller, DMD      Michael  Keller, DMD

Jared Sluka, DMD

236 Ernston Road

Parlin, NJ 08859

General, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry

732-525-0049

Crown Lengthening
AGD Member
 

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.