Restorative Periodontal Therapy
Crown lengthening often makes a restorative or cosmetic dental procedure possible. This is especially true if you have a tooth that is decayed, broken below the gum line, or has insufficient tooth structure for a restoration, such as a crown or bridge. Crown lengthening adjusts the gum and bone level to expose more of the tooth so it can be restored.
When you lose one or more teeth, a small indention in your gums and jawbone will form where the tooth used to be. This happens because the jawbone recedes when it no longer is holding a tooth in place. This indentation can sometimes cause a replacement tooth to look too long or too thick compared to the adjacent teeth.
Ridge augmentation is a procedure that recaptures the natural contour of your gums and jaw. A new tooth can the be created that is natural looking and easy-to-clean.