About Dental Crown Lengthening
Crown lengthening is a periodontal procedure that involves reshaping the bone and gums to create the correct proportions for an aesthetic smile. It may also be required when your tooth needs a crown or deep restorations below the gum tissue. Crown lengthening allows your dentist to access the area and keeps the restoration away from the bone for a predictable long-term crown or restoration.
Crown lengthening involves adjusting the level of the gum tissue and bone around the tooth to create a new gum-to-tooth relationship. This allows your dentist to access the edge of the restoration ensuring a proper fit and sealed margin. It will also increase the amount of tooth structure available upon to attach the crown, reducing the possibility that your new restoration will become loose in the future. This improved access also allows you and your hygienist to better clean restoration margins where plaque and calculus can accumulate. Overall this helps to fend off recurrent decay and gum disease.
The procedure takes approximately one hour. When the procedure is completed, sutures are placed. You will need to be seen in one or two weeks to evaluate your healing. At 6 weeks any prosthetic work such as crowns or restorations can be completed with your dentist.
Our front office team will assist with scheduling your appointments, and processing dental insurance claims. We will answer all your question and concerns before any treatment begins. We strive to ensure our patients receive the most conservative treatment plan that will lead to the best treatment outcome. You do not need a referral to have a consultation.
Global Speaking Engagements and the Caudry Education Centre
Over the past 20 years Dr. Caudry has travelled the world imparting her knowledge, research, and technical skills to other Dental professionals.
Today Dr. Caudry carries on the tradition of using her exceptionally high level of education and surgical skills to the benefit of her patients while sharing those skills and experiences with her colleagues so they too can provide her knowledge and techniques to their patients.Learn More