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Mitchell L Stave, DMD | Crown Lengthening in Lodi

              Mitchell L Stave, DMD,

 Boutique Cosmetic, Implant and Family Dentistry

             "Dentistry With  A Personal Touch"

Lodi Family Dental Care   374 Harrison Avenue Lodi, New Jersey 07644         

                                1-973-340-9047

     CHOSEN AS ONE OF AMERICA'S TOP DENTIST'S BY CONSUMERS  RESEARCH COUNCIL  OF AMERICA

                        2009 - 2011 - 2013 - 2015

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.