Wednesday, July 12, 2017

What is Crown Lengthening?

At Shoal Creek Prosthodontic Group, we have a dental solution for every patient.  Some patients are in need of extractions and implants, but there are still a lot of ways to save a damaged tooth before it would need to be extracted.  If a cavity occurs close to the gum line, or decay expands to a larger portion of the tooth, patients may think a crown can’t be placed to save the tooth.  A crown lengthening procedure can correct this issue.

Crown lengthening is a standard procedure performed to expose a larger surface area of the tooth at the gum line.  A dentist removes excess gum tissue, exposing more of the tooth and creating a surface a crown could be fit.  This is just one method we utilize to save damaged teeth, and wherever your cavity or issue has occurred, we can help.

To learn more about crown lengthening and all the services we provide, visit for more information.  To schedule an appointment with Dr. Frederick Shaw at Shoal Creek Prosthodontic Group in Austin, TX, call 512-451-7491.

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