Crown lengthening (or crown exposure) is required when your tooth needs a new crown or other restoration. The edge of that restoration is deep below the gum tissue and not accessible. It is also usually too close to the bone or below the bone.
The procedure involves adjusting the level of the gum tissue and bone around the tooth in question to create a new gum-to tooth relationship. This allows us to reach the edge of the restoration, ensuring a proper fit to the tooth. It should also provide enough tooth structure so the new restoration will not come loose in the future. This allows you to clean the edge of the restoration when you brush and floss to prevent decay and gum disease. The procedure takes approximately one hour.
When the procedure is completed, sutures, and a protective bandage are placed to help secure the new gum-to-tooth relationship. You will need to be seen in one or two weeks to remove the sutures and evaluate your healing.
Rocky Mount Periodontics and Implant Center
I was very apprehensive about gum surgery. The staff and Dr. Kim were very professional, yet explained in simple terms what was going to be done during the surgery, as well as what I could expect pre-surgery and post-surgery. I am very pleased with the whole experience and the outcome. I would highly recommend them.
- June C
I am very happy with my care here and the friendships I have developed.. I love Dr. Kim, but I still miss Dr. Strickland
- Joyce D
I would suggest this office to anyone that needs any kind of periodontic work
- Al H
I have had a wonderful experience in this office. Everyone is very nice and I like seeing Carolyn each time. Dr. Strickland liked Carolina and I always liked Duke. We used to tease each other about the games.
- Mary E
I have been coming to Rocky Mount to see the periodontist for over 30 years. They have taken great care of me and I still have most of my teeth because of their treatment.
- Graham G
I would highly recommend Dr. Kim and his staff for any periodontal needs. They have been very friendly, helpful, accommodating and through.
- Susan B
I have been a patient in this office for many years. My hygienist (Carolyn) and I have become good friends throughout the years. My treatment in this office has always been great and I would recommend this office to anyone for their dental care.
- Julie H
Thank you for the friendly atmosphere and concern to provide good care.
- Doris Maryanne M
I have been coming for over thirty years. My experiences have always been very good. Wonderful caring doctors and staff
- Bill B
Have never had unsatisfactory visit. Would recommend this office to anyone. Office staff and Drs always courteous and helpful.
- Suzanne S
I started as a patient of Dr. Strickland, and Dr.Kim is taking care of me now. He is a very caring and explains your treatment. I love my hygienist Carolyn, she is very gentle and takes good care of my teeth.
- Emily B
Excellent service. Pleasant people to work with. Overall A1
- Susan L
I have been going to a dentist since I was two years old and I have never had a few of going the dentist. There is no discomfort especially with the new technology. I had a crown lengthening procedure done and there was no pain at all and I followed the post op instructions carefully. I have been on regular maintenance for many years and alternate the cleanings with my dentist. I feel very comfortable in this office and recommend this office to anyone needing periodontal care.
- Jay I
Outstanding Dentist. Staff and Doctor and staff were really nice and professional. Would highly recommend visiting this office if you needed information about a procedure.
- Timothy P
Dr. A readily available after hours and on weekends if needed
- Jennifer N
Dr. Arrington is super cool with a great chair - side manner. Not to mention she is a great periodontist. I would highly recommend her to anyone. Dr. Kim and the rest of his staff are friendly and caring as well.
- Mark O
I received excellent care , all the staff were kind and professional. Dr. Kim did an excellent job and put my mind at ease that I would have no problems healing and continuing to have good dental care.
- Ann M
very well pleased with everything and everyone.
- MARTY M