Crown Lengthening

Livingston & Clark NJ Tooth Exposure Surgery

Crown Lengthening - New Jersey
Decay under gum
Crown Lengthening - New Jersey
Gum reflected to access decay
Crown Lengthening - New Jersey
Bone removed to provide access
for dentist to treat decay.
Crown Lengthening - New Jersey
Gum replaced with decay visible for
dentist to restore with a filling or crown.

Crown lengthening (tooth exposure surgery) is indicated when more tooth structure needs to be exposed for either restorative or cosmetic purposes.

The area is made numb with local anesthesia (novocaine). The gum is separated from the tooth, thereby providing access to the damaged tooth structure. The gum and bone tissue are reshaped so that the restorative dentist will have adequate access to repair the tooth or to make a crown. The gum is then sutured into place.

This same procedure can be performed for cosmetic reasons to correct situations such as short teeth, a ‘gummy smile,’ or an uneven appearance of the teeth and gums. This small procedure can make a dramatic change in your appearance.

For more information, call our Livingston NJ office at Robert N. Eskow Phone Number 973-992-9000, or our Clark NJ office at 732-499-0200!

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Pre-treatment revealing too much gum and too
little tooth when smiling
Pre-treatment
Crown Lengthening - New Jersey Crown Lengthening - New Jersey
Post-treatment: Smile reveals proper
proportion of gum and tooth
Post-treatment
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Pre-treatment Post-treatment following crown lengthening
and restorative dentistry
Crown Lengthening - New Jersey Crown Lengthening - New Jersey
Pre-treatment Post-treatment following crown lengthening
and restorative dentistry
Crown Lengthening - New Jersey Crown Lengthening - New Jersey
Pre-treatment view of excessive gummy smile Post-treatment with smile-lift procedure including
crown lengthening and restorative dentistry