A dental crown or cap is an artificial replacement for a natural tooth crown. When a tooth is cracked or broken, your dentist or periodontist may recommend a crown. This crown can also be used to complete different dental procedures such as root canals, bridges or dental implants.
Dental caps have to be applied firmly to an existing tooth. However, sometimes the existing tooth is too damaged to support an artificial crown. If this is the case, crown lengthening surgery may be required to help create a stable foundation for the new dental crown.
Crown Lengthening Surgery at the Neem Tree
Crown lengthening surgery gently pulls back and reshapes the gum line so that there is enough natural tooth visible to properly support an artificial dental crown.
Your dentist will advise you on the best treatment to restore your smile and health. If you require crown lengthening surgery, our specialist dentists can make sure your surgery is as comfortable and pain-free as possible.
Whether you want to treat ‘gummy smile’ or support for an artificial dental crown, we offer crown lengthening surgery from both of our practices.