Crown Lengthening: Preparing Smiles for Cosmetic Restorative Care

crown-picA crown is a custom-made restoration to renew a badly decayed or structurally unsound tooth. I’m  Dr. Lee Fitzgerald, and at my Plano dental center, I design and place beautiful, natural-looking all-porcelain crowns to renew my patients’ smiles. Adequate tooth structure must be available beyond the gum line for proper fit, function, and appearance of custom restorations. That’s where crown lengthening comes in.

What is crown lengthening?
Crown lengthening exposes the tooth surface needed to apply a custom restoration. If your tooth has broken off near the gum line, or if you have a current filling or crown with extensive decay underneath, crown lengthening can provide the solid foundation needed to renew your tooth. It can also improve the appearance of a gummy smile.

What’s involved?
The process involves gently and precisely removing excess gum tissue to reveal tooth structure. I’ll perform your procedure in the comfort of my well-appointed and technologically advanced dental office with the assistance of my expert team. This saves you time by eliminating the need to see a specialist. And because your comfort is our foremost concern, we’ll conscientiously attend to your needs before, during, and after your crown lengthening for a positive, worry-free experience.

The result…
A beautiful, healthy smile!

Contact my dental office today to schedule an appointment. My patients rely on me for personalized care performed with attention to detail and a focus on comfort, esthetics, and the ultimate goal – a stunning smile!