Founded by Dr. Robert Levine, the Pennsylvania Center for Dental Implants and Periodontics in Lower Bucks County specializes in crown lengthening, a 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 Lower Bucks County can frequently salvage it by using a crown lengthening procedure, rather than having the tooth extracted and replacing it with a dental implant.
Dr. Levine can perform crown lengthening, the surgical procedure that creates more tooth structure, by removing soft gum tissue and hard bone tissue from the patient’s adjacent teeth. The procedure becomes a three-tooth crown lengthening procedure when one tooth in front and one tooth behind the damaged tooth are removed. The procedure will take less time if only soft tissue is removed than if both soft tissue and bone are removed. Dr. Robert Levine and the staff at the Pennsylvania Center for Dental Implants and Periodontics seek to provide adequate tooth structure to anchor the new crown. Other options, such as a dental implants, may be discussed with Dr. Levine in their Lower Bucks County location if the tooth cannot be saved.
If their teeth appear short, many patients ask Dr. Levine and the periodontists at the Pennsylvania Center for Dental Implants and Periodontics in Lower Bucks County about procedures to improve a gummy smile. This issue, during which an unusually large amount of gum tissue show around the upper teeth, can oftentimes be treated using crown lengthening. Whether patients are interested in crown lengthening to improve esthetics or function, the final outcome is improved periodontal health care and a beautiful new smile, which makes smiling with comfort and confidence easy once more. Contact Dr. Robert Levine today for more information on crown lengthening.