When a tooth breaks or is significantly decayed to the point where most of the structure above the gumline is damaged, many dentists will often make the decision to pull the tooth and create a replacement. In the long run, however, keeping your own teeth is usually the better option. While implants are an excellent tooth replacement solution, the truth is that it’s generally preferable to restore a tooth that has been damaged.
Crown lengthening is a procedure that allows Boca Raton and Delray Beach periodontist Dr. Thomas Copulos to expose a tooth that has been broken or has decayed near the gumline.
Using this technique, Dr. Copulos can remove the damaged material and reveal additional the tooth structure so your dentist can fit it with a customized crown, protecting and maintaining the important relationship that exists between your teeth and your periodontal bone.
Dental replacement technology has advanced considerably in the last few decades, but nothing can replace your own natural tooth. If you have a damaged or decayed tooth and want to learn more about this option, we encourage you to call our office today and schedule an evaluation with Dr. Copulos to see if this technique is right for you.