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Dr Calvin S Lau DDS | Crown Lengthening in Los Angeles

Calvin S. Lau, D.D.S.
1127 Wilshire, Suite 1608
Los Angeles, CA 90017
General Dentistry
(213) 481-1100
Crown Lengthening
 

It is no secret that dentists are committed to saving teeth. This is why we will fill a cavity, instead of pulling a tooth. 

Cavities can decay a tooth to the point where restoration is virtually impossible without a procedure called crown lengthening. Crown lengthening is a routine surgical procedure, which remodels the contour of the gum line. The procedure does not actually lengthen the crown, but rather lowers the gum line. When there is not enough tooth structure to affix a crown, this is the only option. Sometimes a tooth has been broken below the gum line. In this instance, crown lengthening is very successful in exposing more of the tooth, so that the dentist has something to work with.

 
 
 
Los Angeles Dentist | Crown Lengthening. Calvin Lau is a Los Angeles Dentist.