Preparing Your Teeth for Crowns or Fillings
During the process of restoration with crowns or fillings, sometimes a tooth is clinically too short to form a good bond with the restoration. This often occurs if a tooth is broken off at the gum line or if a crown or filling comes off and there is decay underneath. If this is the case, your general dentist may refer you to Dr. Parham, a periodontist, for a procedure called crown lengthening.
Crown lengthening is simply contouring your gums and bone around your tooth to give your general dentist enough tooth structure to work with. This procedure is also often used to correct an overly “gummy smile” and reveal more of your upper teeth.
As a periodontist, Dr. Parham routinely performs crown lengthening surgery – on at least a weekly basis! As with all of the procedures in our office, you have the option of sedation dentistry to help you feel relaxed and comfortable during your visit.
Schedule an Appointment
If your general dentist is referring you for crown lengthening or if you feel you may benefit from this procedure, please call our office at (706) 278-5344 to make an appointment or use the appointment request form on our website. We look forward to hearing from you!
If you’re new to our practice, you may want to have a look around our website to get to know us better. Our home page is a good place to start, as well as the pages on Our Mission and Meet Dr. Parham. If you have any comments or questions, please don’t hesitate to call!