Crown lengthening is a common surgical procedure used to expose more surface area of a tooth by removing gum tissue and/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.
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 that replaces the natural contour of the gum and jaw, leading to the success of placing dental implants.
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Klamath Falls, OR 97601
Phone: (541) 884-8668
Klamath Falls orthodontist Dr. Neil Walle and Klamath Falls periodontist Dr. Jenny Lee offer specialized and compassionate orthodontic and periodontal care.