Crown Lengthening

Published on December 26, 2011 by

When your dentist examines your mouth and discovers a fractured or decayed tooth that ends below the gum line, this area has to be exposed in order to properly restore the tooth. Several reasons for this are that a tooth fractured in this manner is difficult to restore, and there may be inadequately retention for a filling or crown to be placed. If the crown does not meet the tooth properly in all areas, bacteria can get under the crown leading to failure and more serious problems with the tooth or its supporting structure. There should be 3 mm of healthy tooth structure between to oral crestal bone and the healthy portion of the tooth. This way the crown is not impinging on the biological width that exists, leading to more inflammation and recession of gum and bone.Ā  Visit your dentist to have this problem addressed.

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