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.

Fill out our Appointment Form or call us at Rocky Mount Periodontics and Implant Center Phone Number 252-446-0400 if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kim or Dr. Arrington today!

Rocky Mount Periodontics and Implant Center

5 out of 5 stars based on 21 Crown Lengthening reviews.

Patient Review

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

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review

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

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review

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

- Anna N

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review

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

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review

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

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review

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

- Al H

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review

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

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review

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

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review

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

- Susan B

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review

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

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review

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

- Doris Maryanne M

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review

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

- Bill B

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review

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

- Suzanne S

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review

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

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review

Excellent service. Pleasant people to work with. Overall A1

- Susan L

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review

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

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review

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

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review

Dr. A readily available after hours and on weekends if needed

- Jennifer N

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review

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

5 out of 5 stars on

Patient Review

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

5 out of 5 stars on