James C Griffith II DDS | Crown Lengthening in Norman

James C Griffith II DDS

Building confidence, one smile at a time

3924 West Tecumseh Road
Norman, OK 73072

(405) 364-8550

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.

 
 
Norman Dentist | Crown Lengthening. James Griffith is a Norman Dentist.