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1100 BARNUM AVENUE, STRATFORD, CT 06614
Phone: 203-378-2760     Fax: 203-378-2759
DHARAM TAYAL, DDS
VEERJINDER SINGH, DDS

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.

 
 
 
Stratford CT Dentist | Barnum Dental 1100 Barnum Avenue, Stratford, CT 06614 ph. 203/378-2760