Crown lengthening is a common surgical procedure to expose more surface area of a tooth by removing gum tissue or bone. Crown lengthening may be necessary if a tooth breaks off at the gum line, if there’s decay underneath a crown or filling, or if there is an abundance of gum tissue already around teeth.
Once enough tooth has been exposed in the compromised area, Dr. Lee will put in necessary stitches and provide care after the surgical procedure.
After a tooth is lost, the gums and jawbone can develop an indentation where the tooth once was, making it difficult to replace a tooth for a natural look. Ridge augmentation is a procedure required to replace the natural contour of the gum and jaw, leading to the success of placing dental implants.
Dr. Lee provides simple ridge augmentation to fill in this indentation through a surgical bone grafting procedure where the empty space is replaced with bone and the gums are sutured.
This procedure restores the ridge height by lowering the tissue surrounding the ridge. This is often necessary before the fabrication of a denture or partial.