When is it used?
When a tooth breaks off at the gum line or when a crown or filling falls out of a tooth and there’s decay underneath. So in order to place a filling or crown, more of the tooth has to be exposed.
*Besides removal of decay on your teeth ''Crown lengthening'' can provide some dental care benefits as well.
*It can reduce the risk of tooth decay because more of the tooth is exposed for brushing and flossing.
*The surgery can usually be completed in 30 minutes to an hour.