Specializing in crown lengthening and founded by Dr. Robert Levine, The Pennsylvania Center for Dental Implants and Periodontics in Southampton and Bensalem is renowned for their pre-prosthetic surgery procedure that assists patients when a tooth cannot support a crown or other prosthetic materials because it is broken near or below the gum line. The professionals at the Pennsylvania Center for Dental Implants and Periodontics in Southampton and Bensalem can frequently salvage it by using a crown lengthening procedure, rather than having the tooth extracted and replacing it with a dental implant.
By removing hard bone tissue and soft gum tissue from the patient’s adjacent teeth, Dr. Levine can perform crown lengthening, the surgical procedure that creates more tooth structure. One tooth behind the damaged tooth and one tooth in front are removed, thus becoming a three-tooth crown lengthening procedure. If only soft tissue is removed, the procedure will take less time than if both bone and soft tissue are removed. It is the goal of the staff and Dr. Robert Levine at the Pennsylvania Center for Dental Implants and Periodontics to provide adequate tooth structure to anchor the new crown. If the tooth cannot be saved, there are other options available for patients, such as a dental implant. This is something Dr. Levine is more than happy to discuss at his Southampton and Bensalem location.
If their teeth appear short, many patients ask Dr. Levine and the periodontists at the Pennsylvania Center for Dental Implants and Periodontics in Southampton and Bensalem about procedures to improve a gummy smile. Common among patients, a gummy smile results in an unusually large amount of gum tissue showing around the upper teeth and can oftentimes be treated using crown lengthening. Whether patients are interested in crown lengthening to improve esthetics or function, the final outcome is a beautiful new smile and improved periodontal health care, which makes smiling with confidence easier than ever before. For more information regarding crown lengthening, contact Dr. Levine today.