Crown Lengthening in Albany, NY

Protect Your Smile With Dr. Thomas

Occasionally, tooth damage and decay can reach below the gums. This can lead to a need for crown lengthening. Fortunately, Dr. Thomas of Western Dental Care has the experience and expertise to make sure you have complete knowledge and comfort to have your teeth treated.

What Is Crown Lengthening?

Crown lengthening is a procedure that contours the gums to allow access to deeper parts of the tooth. When decay occurs below the gum line, it may be necessary to remove a small amount of bone and gum tissue. Your dentist may ask for this procedure before he or she makes a new crown for your tooth.

When Is Crown Lengthening Necessary?

Crown Lengthening procedures are done to help restore teeth and, in some cases, improve the aesthetics of your gum line. General dentists often refer for crown lengthening procedures before restoration of broken or severely decayed teeth. This procedure adjusts the gum and bone level to expose more of the tooth so it can be restored.

Sometimes crown lengthening is done to improve a “gummy” smile because the teeth appear short. The teeth may be the proper length but excess gum tissue may be covering these teeth. During this procedure, excess gum and bone tissue are reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth.

Frequently Asked Questions

Give Your Smile A Lift

Whether it’s due to tooth damage or cosmetic issues, crown lengthening is a simple, minimally invasive procedure that can solve several dental problems. We proudly serve New York patients in the Albany, Schenectady, and Saratoga Springs areas with the highest quality dental care. To schedule an appointment, call (518) 456-8040 or submit a convenient online form. We look forward to helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile!

Western Dental Care P.C.

2021 Western Ave.
Ste. 101
Albany, NY 12203

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8am – 5pm
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