Trusted Crown Lengthening Dentist in Plainview, Huntington, Melville, Hicksville, Woodbury, Levittown, Bethpage, Farmingdale, NY, and surrounding areas.
Esthetic Crown Lengthening
Henry A. Sachs, DDS, is a Periodontist and Crown Lengthening Dentist in Long Island, NY. Periodontal procedures are available to lay the groundwork for cosmetic dentistry to enhance and improve your gum line's esthetics, thus improving their smile.
If too much "gum" covers the teeth' crown, the smile will appear "gummy" and ill-proportioned to the length of the teeth. The excess gum and bone tissue are reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth to correct this. This procedure is also done to correct an uneven gum line.
Functional Crown Lengthening
When crown lengthening is done to facilitate repairing or restoring a tooth or teeth, it is done for function. In preparing or fitting a "cap" or "crown", this crown lengthening procedure provides the necessary space between the supporting bone and crown, preventing the new crown from damaging gum tissues and bone. Also, if a tooth is damaged or decayed below the "gum line", crown lengthening allows the tooth to be restored by exposing a more workable surface to accomplish the goal.
Improve your smile with our Periodontal Services. Call us today to set up a consultation.