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Three Forks Family Dentistry | Crown Lengthening in Three Forks

 

Three Forks Family Dentistry

123 Main Street, Suite #1
P.O. Box 850
Three Forks, MT 59752
(406) 285-5234

Chad D. Russell, D.M.D.

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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.

Three Forks Family Dentistry in Three Forks MT
 
 
 
Three Forks Dentist | Crown Lengthening. Chad Russell is a Three Forks Dentist.