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Alan Paul Friz, DDS | Crown Lengthening in Huntingburg

Family and Implant Dentistry of Huntingburg, LLC


1411 N Chestnut Street                                                         
Huntingburg, IN 47542                                                         


Crown Lengthening




It is no secret that dentists are committed to saving teeth. This is why we fill a cavity, instead of pulling the tooth. 

Cavities can decay the tooth to the point where restoration is virtually impossible without a procedure called crown lengthening. Crown lengthening is a routine surgical procedure, which remodels the contour of the gum line. The procedure does not actually lengthen the crown, but rather lowers the gum line. When there is not enough tooth structure to affix a crown, this is the only option. Sometimes a tooth has been broken below the gum line. In this instance, crown lengthening is very successful in exposing more of the tooth, so that Dr. Friz has something to work with.

Another way to get more tooth length is for the tooth to be raised using single-tooth orthodontic treatment.  By doing this, unsightly dips in the contour of the gums can be avoided, as well as any surgical procedures.


Huntingburg Dentist | Crown Lengthening. Alan Friz is a Huntingburg Dentist.