Do you feel like you have short, squatty teeth or a gummy smile?
Dr. Everett can perform a crown lengthening procedure to make teeth appear longer by adjusting the bone and gingiva levels under local anesthesia. You can discuss options with Dr. Everett if you also feel the need for an additional sedation.
Why did my referring dentist send me here?
Sometimes, a tooth will have decay or a fracture that comes in close proximity to the bone. For a successful restoration, the bone levels need adjusting to accommodate the health of the soft tissue in the space between the bone and the edge of the crown. This space or “biologic width” is typically 3 millimeters. If the space between the crown and bone is less than 3 millimeters, the gingiva can become irritated and prone to bleed easily, since the gum tissue doesn’t have enough space to heal properly. Imagine wearing a shoe two sizes too small and running around the block a few times; there is not enough space for comfort and health. After the tissues heal properly around the new bone levels, your dentist can complete the crown.
Expert Crown Lengthening
If your dentist has referred you for crown lengthening, then rest assured that you’re in expert hands. To schedule an appointment, email DrEverett@highplainsperio.com, or call our office in Lubbock, TX at 806-686-1262. We offer a free consultation (typically valued at $400) that includes any radiographs Dr. Everett may need for proper diagnosis and to develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs and desires.