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McMurray Dentistry | Crown Lengthening in Laurens

MCMURRAY DENTISTRY

Family  –  Cosmetic  –  Implant

Dr. John L. McMurray, LLC

1 Laurensville Lane
Laurens, SC 29360

Phone: (864) 984-4343
 Fax:      (864) 984-4300

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Crown Lengthening
 

It is no secret that dentists are committed to saving teeth. This is why we fill a cavity, instead of pulling the tooth. 

Cavities can decay to tooth to the point where restoration is virtually impossible without a procedure called crown lengthening. Crown lengthening is a routine surgical procedure, which remodels the contour of the gum line. The procedure does not actually lengthen the crown, but rather lowers the gum line. When there is not enough tooth structure to affix a crown, this is the only option. Sometimes a tooth has been broken below the gum line. In this instance, crown lengthening is very successful in exposing more of the tooth, so that the dentist has something to work with.

 
 
 
Laurens Dentist | Crown Lengthening. John McMurray is a Laurens Dentist.