Arlington Family Dentistry | Crown Lengthening in Arlington, VA

Dr. Serdar Ozturk, DDS, FAGD
Dr. Richard Koh, DDS, MS


 

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2522 Lee Highway
Arlington, VA 22201

 

2522 Lee Highway
Arlington, VA 22201

Call Us: 703-243-1166

   
Monday & Wednesday: 8am to 5 pm

Tuesday : 10 am to 7 pm      Thursday : 7:30 am to 5pm

Saturday: 8am to 2pm

 

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.