Periodontal Restorative Therapy
Periodontal treatment may be necessary in conjunction with different types of restorative treatments. In some cases, your tooth can not be repaired with out periodontal treatment. In other cases, periodontal treatment can improve the results of the restorative treatment.
Restorative Crown Lengthening
Teeth can develop deep decay or even fracture at or below the gum line. In this case, your restorative dentist is generally unable to restore the tooth with a crown or bridge. Crown lengthening can increase the amount of tooth structure above the gum line, giving the restorative dentist more tooth structure to work with.
During this procedure, excess gum and bone tissue is reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth. This allows your restorative dentist to properly repair your tooth.
Esthetic Crown Lengthening
Some patients may show too much gum tissue when they smile making their teeth look short, or the gum tissue heights are uneven making the teeth look as if they are different lengths. Your teeth may actually be the proper lengths, but they're covered with too much gum tissue. To correct this, your periodontist performs crown lengthening.
During this procedure, excess gum and bone tissue is reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth. This can be done to one tooth, to even your gum line, or to several teeth to expose a natural, broad smile.