Clinical crown lengthening

Clinical crown lengthening procedure is required when the tooth is fractured or has very large filling to restore the tooth to normal function.

Clinical crown lengthening procedure involves the removal and re-contouring of the gum and bone surrounding the tooth. This provides your dentist with sufficient tooth to work with in order to place the crown so that it will have a better chance of being retained on the tooth and to allow the gum tissues to be healthy.

Example of a healthy tooth.
30-Clinical crown-lengthening - Example of a healthy Tooth
Example of a tooth fracture below the gum line, into the jaw bone. The restorative dentist cannot access the remaining tooth structure and restore this tooth adequately.
31-Clinical crown-lengthening - Example of a tooth fracture below the gum line, into the jaw bone
A periodontal procedure is required to remove some bone and expose the remaining tooth structure.
32-Clinical crown-lengthening - Periodontal procedure is required to remove some bone and expose the remaining tooth structure
Final bone and gum level after healing. The remaining tooth structure is accessible to the restorative dentist.
33-Clinical crown-lengthening - Final bone and gum level after healing. The remaining tooth structure is accessible to the restorative dentist
The tooth is restored with a filling. Depending on the remaining tooth structure, a crown may also be required to restore the tooth.
34-Clinical crown-lengthening - The tooth is restored with a filling

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