Periodontist and Dental Implant Specialist
Crown Lengthening

Before placing a crown, your general dentist must first prepare your tooth. Sometimes there is not enough tooth structure above the gum line to accept a new crown. "Crown lengthening" provides more tooth structure for your crown. This ensures a more stable crown with less resulting gum irritation.

Procedure: The periodontist administers a local anesthetic and gently recontours excess gum and bone tissue to expose more of your natural tooth.

 

 

 

Functional Crown Lengthening
The cavity is below the gumline preventing the periodontist from being able to reach it.
Dr. Hollander administers a local anesthetic, gently opens the area and lowers the bone.
This view shows the cavity.
The area is stitched back and the gums given a chance to heal. The gums will now be lower allowing access to the cavity.
The cavity is now accessible and the decay can be removed.
Then the cavity is filled.

 

 


Brian N. Hollander, DDS, MS
Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology
1615 Hill Road, Suite 4, Novato, CA 94947
Tel: (415) 898-6660 • Get DirectionsContact Us

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Dr. Hollander is a periodontist in Novato, CA who specializes in dental implants and in treating periodontal disease.
He also services the surrounding areas of San Francisco, San Raphael and San Anselmo.
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