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Crown Lengthening in Tigard, OR
Healthy Smiles Begin with Healthy Gums
Progressive Periodontics, Implants and Laser Therapy offers crown lengthening to correct “gummy” smiles and improve the overall health and functioning of your gum tissues. We may also recommend the procedure to prepare you for further cosmetic or restorative procedures.
Call us at (503) 966-3780 to book your appointment for crown lengthening services in Tigard and the Portland area now!
During this treatment, we simply remove a small amount of gum tissue and reveal more of your tooth structure to give you a more aesthetically pleasing smile. To learn more about this versatile treatment and how our expert periodontist can help, contact our office online or call us today to schedule an appointment.
What Is Crown Lengthening?
Crown lengthening is required when your tooth needs a new crown or restoration. Typically, the edge of the crown is too deep below the gum tissue and isn’t accessible. Adjusting the levels of gum tissue and bone around the tooth allows us to reach this edge and ensure a proper fit to the tooth. Doing this provides enough structure for the tooth so the new crown does not come loose in the future. After the procedure is completed, a protective bandage will be put in place to help secure the new tooth-to-gum relationship.
Do I Need Crown Lengthening?
We recommend crown lengthening if a patient experiences any of the following:
- Cavity or decay below the gum line
- Tooth needs a crown but doesn’t have enough structure to retain it
- Tooth has broken below the gum line
If you have a cavity or broken tooth beneath the gum line, it may not be accessible to your general dentist. Crown lengthening can help expose the area and make it easier to reach.
To learn more about the uses and benefits of our crown lengthening procedure, we welcome you to contact our office today.
Ready to learn more about our crown lengthening services in Tigard and the Portland area? Call us at (503) 966-3780 to schedule your appointment!
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