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Vincent Colonna D.M.D. | Crown Lengthening in Colonia

Vincent Colonna D.M.D.

2014 Nominee Favorite Kids' Docs Awards in New Jersey Family Magazine by Moms

Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

602 Inman Avenue

Colonia, New Jersey 07067

*Located across the street from the Colonia Library

(732) 381-4650

Crown Lengthening

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 to 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.