Crown Lengthening in Venice, Florida
Experienced Functional Crown Lengthening
When a tooth is badly worn, decayed or fractured below the gum line, the dentist may not have sufficient access to the affected area to be able to properly place a filling or cap (crown). In this case, some of the gum tissue and sometimes also bone tissue may need to be removed to make further treatment of the tooth possible. This procedure is called “crown lengthening” because it results in the natural crown of the tooth (the white part of the tooth that shows above the gumline) appearing longer.
Before starting the crown lengthening procedure, Dr. Feldman does a comprehensive diagnostic study to determine the shape and depth of the bone and gum surrounding the affected tooth and formulate an exact treatment plan. Along with his team of three assistants, Dr. Feldman performs the procedure in a fast, efficient and minimally invasive manner.
Dr. Feldman will gently recontour the gum and, if necessary, he will also resculpt some of the underlying bone tissue. This creates enough access to the affected tooth to make treatment possible. Dr. Feldman performs this procedure to be able to repair a tooth that might otherwise be lost.
Tooth exposure for orthodontics
A tooth sometimes fail to break through the gum or to reach its proper position in the dental arch, and orthodontics might be needed to remedy this. In such cases, it is often necessary to remove some of the gum tissue to expose the crown of the tooth, so that orthodontic brackets can be placed. Dr. Feldman will gently remove the covering gum tissue and expose the crown so that the orthodontist is able to proceed with orthodontic treatment.
Cosmetic application for a gummy smile
Crown lengthening is also frequently used for cosmetic gum treatment. In some patients, there is an excess of gum tissue that extends over the teeth, making them appear “too short”. Extra gum tissue also makes the teeth more difficult to clean and can thus contribute to gum disease.
Dr. Feldman sculpts away any excess gum tissue to expose more of the teeth and make them appear a natural length. He can also improve your smile by recontouring the gumline in any areas where the gumline is uneven.
To make an appointment, call 941‑451‑5332 or click here to request an appointment online.