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All Smiles Family Dental Of NJ | Crown Lengthening in Williamstown

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Nermeen Rifai, DMD

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GLOUCESTER COUNTY, NJ

420 N. Black Horse Pike
Williamstown, NJ 08094

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Crown Lengthening

 

 

Have you ever seen someone with purple/ gray discoloration at the gum line? Sometimes when a crown is placed in close proximity to the bone due to extended decay, a localized infection appears. In some situations it may be necessary to remove a small amount of bone and gum tissue in order to allow room for the placement of the crown. This procedure is usually determined following the removal of decay or completion of a root canal. This procedure adjusts the gum and bone level to expose more of the tooth so it can be restored.
Sometimes crown lengthening is done to improve a "gummy" smile because the teeth appear short. The teeth may actually be the proper length but excess gum tissue may be covering these teeth. During this procedure, excess gum and bone tissue is reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth
 
Procedure:
Appointment 1: Anesthetizing the area to be worked on. We prepare the tooth for the placement of the crown and fabricate a temporary restoration and temporarily cement it. Reduction of the bone that is in close proximity to the tooth is then done. Place a stitch. 
We then wait a period of 6 weeks for complete healing of the tissues. 

 

Have you ever seen someone with purple/ gray discoloration at the gum line? Sometimes when a crown is placed in close proximity to the bone due to extended decay, a localized infection appears. In some situations it may be necessary to remove a small amount of bone and gum tissue in order to allow room for the placement of the crown. This procedure is usually determined following the removal of decay or completion of a root canal. This procedure adjusts the gum and bone level to expose more of the tooth so it can be restored.

Sometimes crown lengthening is done to improve a "gummy" smile because the teeth appear short. The teeth may actually be the proper length but excess gum tissue may be covering these teeth. During this procedure, excess gum and bone tissue is reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth

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Procedure:

Appointment 1: Anesthetizing the area to be worked on. We prepare the tooth for the placement of the crown and fabricate a temporary restoration and temporarily cement it. Reduction of the bone that is in close proximity to the tooth is then done. Place a stitch. 

We then wait a period of 6 weeks for complete healing of the tissues. 

 

 

 

 
 
 
Williamstown Dentist | Crown Lengthening. Nermeen Rifai is a Williamstown Dentist.