Crown Lengthening

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.

For more information about Crown Lengthening or to schedule an appointment with our doctors:

Rocky Mount Periodontics and Implant Center

5 out of 5 stars based on 26 Crown Lengthening reviews.

Patient Review by William G

Dr. Arrington and her staff were excellent in all phases of my crown-lengthening procedure. Questions were always fully answered, all team members acted professionally and with compassion, and Dr. Arrington's follow-up was a plus. Great experience overall!

- William G

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Patient Review by Lisa B

Every one here was friendly, professional and very helpful during the procedure and healing process.

- Lisa B

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Patient Review by Nelson D

Everybody is great here, no complaints at all!

- Nelson D

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Patient Review by Kimberly M

Crown Lengthening is something I've wanted to do for a long time. Dr. Kim and his staff were amazing and made me feel so comfortable. The results are amazing and I am so glad I finally did it.

- Kimberly M

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Patient Review by Anna N

I was so nervous about my procedure, but the staff put me at ease. Dr. Kim did a fantastic job of explaining my procedure and answering all of my questions. I highly recommend this practice!

- Anna N

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Patient Review by Al H

I've had deep cleanings and a crown lengthening did here, they do very good work and have a very good staff, Debbie does a super good job as well

- Al H

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Patient Review by Gloria A

Dr. Kim is excellent at what he does. He took time to explain the procedure and answer all of my questions. His staff is extremely professional and courteous. I would definitely recommend him and plan to utilize his services in the future.

- Gloria A

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Patient Review by Anna N

I was impressed with the professionalism of the staff and Dr. Kim.

- Anna N

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Patient Review by June C

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

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Patient Review by Joyce D

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

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Patient Review by Al H

I would suggest this office to anyone that needs any kind of periodontic work

- Al H

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Patient Review by Mary E

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

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Patient Review by Graham G

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

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Patient Review by Susan B

I would highly recommend Dr. Kim and his staff for any periodontal needs. They have been very friendly, helpful, accommodating and through.

- Susan B

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Patient Review by Julie H

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

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Patient Review by Doris Maryanne M

Thank you for the friendly atmosphere and concern to provide good care.

- Doris Maryanne M

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Patient Review by Bill B

I have been coming for over thirty years. My experiences have always been very good. Wonderful caring doctors and staff

- Bill B

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Patient Review by Suzanne S

Have never had unsatisfactory visit. Would recommend this office to anyone. Office staff and Drs always courteous and helpful.

- Suzanne S

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Patient Review by Emily B

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

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Patient Review by Susan L

Excellent service. Pleasant people to work with. Overall A1

- Susan L

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