The crown is the part of your tooth that’s visible above the gumline. Normally, the gums protect your tooth roots beneath this tissue and only expose parts of the teeth that are necessary. However, for some patients or some procedures, a dental crown lengthening is needed.

Dental crown lengthening is a process that involves removing some gum tissue in order to expose more of your tooth. Why would this need to be done? Here’s what you need to know about a dental crown lengthening.

An article by Dr. Samir Alaswad. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: WHAT IS DENTAL CROWN LENGTHENING AND WHEN IS IT NEEDED?