Dr Randall Foto, DDS | Crown Lengthening in Mandeville

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Dr. Randall Foto, DDS

FAMILY, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry
Full Service Dental Sleep Apnea Center

645 Lotus Drive N., Suite B
Mandeville, LA 70471

985-626-4447

    

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.

 
 
 
Mandeville Dentist | Crown Lengthening. Randall Foto is a Mandeville Dentist.