Thomas R. Dougherty DDS | Crown Lengthening in League City

Thomas R Dougherty DDS
618 W Main St., Suite E-101
League City, TX 77573
General Dentistry

(281) 332-7679

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.

 
 
League City Dentist | Crown Lengthening. Thomas R. Dougherty DDS is a League City Dentist.