Steve H. Bolur D.D.S. Inc. | Crown Lengthening in West Los Angeles

Steve Bolur, D.D.S.

Cosmo Dentistry

Cosmetic and General Dentistry

Implants and Oral Surgery

1989 USC Graduate

 

Member American Dental Association

Member California Dental Association

Encino (818)788-4400

West Los Angeles (310)571-3000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.