What is Crown Extending?
Crown extending is a surgical technique that shapes and raconteurs the gum tissue and bone tissue around a tooth permitting more of the natural, healthy tooth to be exposed.
Reasons for Crown Extending
There are many differing reasons to go through crown extending. Patients who have a “gummy” smile may choose to have crown lengthening as part of a cosmeticprocedure. Removing excess gum tissue can revive a balanced, healthy look and thus improve the aesthetic appearance of the smile.
Periodontal disease can cause serious damage to the teeth, as can stress and decay. Sometimes a tooth breaks below the gum line and crown lengthening can prepare the area for a new restoration to fix the damaged teeth.
Crown extending is also performed as a part of a treatment plan for a tooth that is to be fitted with a crown. Crown extending provides more space between the supporting jawbone and dental crown. This hinders the new crown from damaging gum tissues and bone once it is in effect.