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Richard M. Goldfeder, DMD | Crown Lengthening in Old Saybrook

Richard M. Goldfeder, DMD

860-388-3110

Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

1480 Boston Post Road

Old Saybrook, CT 06475

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.

 
 
 
Old Saybrook Dentist | Crown Lengthening. Richard M Goldfeder is a Old Saybrook Dentist.