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Independence Dental Associates, LLC | Crown Lengthening in Hackettstown

Independence  Dental  Associates,  L.L.C.

Richard J. Cleave,

General Dentistry, Implants,
 IV Sedation, Oral Surgery,
 Moderate IV Sedation Permit # 034

  Dr. Tiffany P. Chen
New Jersey Speciality Permit #06777

915 County Road 517 # 23 
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
(908) 852-2215

[email protected]

We Are A Comprehensive Full
Service Dental Facility.
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Crown Lengthening


Crown lengthening is done when teeth are so broken down that there does not exist enough tooth structure above the gum line to repair.  To gain more tooth structure in these cases we need to do a surgery that repositions the tissue at a point that will expose more tooth structure, often the root, that can be used to make crowns or bridges. 

This "apical repositioning" requires that some bone be removed around the roots to create a larger portion of the tooth to allow crowns or bridges to attach to these teeth.  Certainly there is a limit to how much bone is removed to insure that there is still strength in the tooth/teeth to restore.  We will advise you if this procedure has to be done and we will explain the procedure to you so that you completely understant what is required to correct this type of defect that limits us from normal constructions of fixed prosthetics.