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Red Wing Dentist | Red Wing dental care | MN | Crown Lengthening

                          

 

Matt Vaillant, DDS, FAGD

 

421 West 4th Street
Red Wing, MN 55066

(651) 388-6709

Crown Lengthening
AGD Member
 

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

Cavities can decay a tooth to the point where a filling is impossible without a procedure called crown lengthening. Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure, which reshapes the gums to allow more of the tooth to show. The procedure does not actually lengthen the crown, but rather lowers the gum line. When there is not enough tooth structure to hold 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.

 
 
 
Dr. Matt Vaillant is a Red Wing Dentist who provides Cosmetic Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry, Family Dentistry, Root Canals, Teeth Whitening, Dental Implants, Oral Surgery