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Marlton Dentist, Dentist in Marlton, NJ

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Dr. Teresa J. Addiego and Associates

856-985-1800

 

Our Services
 

Crown Lengthening

 

 

When decay occurs below the gumline, it may be necessary to remove a small amount of bone and gum tissue. Dr. Addiego, or your general dentist, may ask for this procedure before he or she makes a new crown for your tooth.

 

Crown Lengthening procedures are done for both restorative dentistry and/or to improve the esthetics of your gum line. General practitioners often refer for crown lengthening procedures prior to restoration of broken or severely decayed teeth. This procedure adjusts the gum and bone level to expose more of the tooth so it can be restored.

 

Sometimes crown lengthening is done to improve a "gummy" smile because the teeth appear short. The teeth may actually be the proper length but excess gum tissue may be covering these teeth. During this procedure, excess gum and bone tissue is reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth.

 

The procedure is often done without needles or drills and the healing time is a matter of days rather than the usual 4 - 6 weeks for 'scalpekl surgery. If you require this procedure, speak to your dentist about laser enhanced crown lengthening.

 

 
 
 
We proudly offer crown lengthening at our convenient location in Marlton, NJ. Crown lengthenings are a popular cosmetic procedure that can benefit many people who are suffering from a variety of teeth appearance problems including a gummy smile