Crown Lengthening

When decay occurs below the gum line or when a tooth fractures, it may be impossible for the General Dentist to repair the tooth without assistance from a Periodontist. It might be necessary to remove a small amount of bone and gum to expose more of the tooth and give your dentist the necessary access to place a cap or filling. This minor surgical procedure allows many teeth to be saved that were previously extracted because they were deemed unrestorable.