Cumberland Dentist, Dentist in Cumberland, RI

George B Gettinger DMD

 

Periodontics & Implant Dentistry

2138 Mendon Road, #201 Cumberland RI 02864

401-305-5757

Perio Problems
 
Crown Lengthening

First things first, an anatomy lesson. Every tooth has two parts the crown and the root. The crown is the part of the tooth covered by enamal and is above the gum and the root is below the gum anchoring the tooth to the jawbone via ligament fibers

Clinical Crown Lengthening There are two types of crown lengthening. The first and most common is Clinical Crown Lengthening. In most cases your your dentist needs to make a crown but there is not enough tooth available left to use.Other times a tooth might fracture or decay might extend below the gum line. In either case the gum around the tooth can be moved to

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