A solid, successful porcelain crown placement requires that there be a sufficient amount of tooth structure rising above the surrounding gum tissue. After an injury or severe decay, however, something less than the requisite two millimeters of tooth may remain, making crown lengthening a necessity.
Crown lengthening is a simple procedure performed right here in our office by Dr. Charles Adelson. After the procedure, your gums will be allowed to heal for about six weeks, and then the porcelain crown can be placed. If you are interested in crown lengthening or another service provided by periodontist Charles Adelson, contact our office near Fort Lauderdale, South Florida today.