Procedures aimed at making more tooth structure available to restore or save a tooth
Crown lengthening is a periodontal procedure that lays the groundwork for restorative and cosmetic dentistry and/or to improve the health and esthetics of your smile.
During a crown lengthening procedure, excess gum and bone tissue is reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth. This can be done to one tooth, to even your gum line, or to several teeth to expose a natural, broad smile.
Your dentist or periodontist may also recommend crown lengthening to make a restorative or cosmetic dental procedure possible. Perhaps your tooth is decayed, broken below the gum line, or has insufficient tooth structure for a restoration, such as a crown or bridge. Crown lengthening adjusts the gum and bone level to expose more of the tooth so it can be restored.
To read more about crown lengthening surgery, please visit www.perio.org and www.bsperio.orgDentist Referral Form
Other services and treatments
Dear Mr Hattingh, Thank you so much for seeing and treating Heather successfully. I just wanted to say that I don’t think I have had a patient assessed and treated so thoroughly and I am truly amazed by your results. You truly are the most impressive periodontologist I have ever encountered, so thank you again. Best wishes