Crown Lengthening for Proper Tooth Restoration is usually done in concert with work being done by the restorative dentist to replace missing teeth, to crown a tooth due to a crack or decay below the gum line, or to place a partial denture.
Once it has been determined that the dentist needs more tooth exposed for a proper fit of a crown, bridge, or partial denture, the periodontist removes a small amount of tissue from around the tooth to ensure the proper fit of the restorations. When the gum has healed, the restorative dentist will do a final impression to finish the case.
Crown lengthening will help ensure a longer life for the crown, bridge, or partial denture.
Cosmetic Crown Lengthening is performed to correct an uneven smile line. This is usually done in concert with the restorative or cosmetic dentist.