Crown Lengthening in Indianapolis, IN
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Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure that recontours the gum tissue and often the underlying bone of a tooth. Crown lengthening is often for a tooth to be fitted with a crown. It provides necessary space between the supporting bone and crown, which prevents the new crown from damaging bone and gum tissue.
Functional Crown Lengthening
Decay can frequently be found below the gumline. In order to gain access to the decay, it is necessary to reduce some of the bone surrounding the area of decay so the gum tissue can be positioned either higher up or lower down on the tooth, making access to repair decay feasible. In other circumstances, the tooth may fracture below the gumline. Often the tooth requires a crown (cap) to cover over the fracture line. In order for the crown to fit over the fracture line, it is necessary to raise or lower the gum and reshape the bone accordingly so that the fracture line now becomes visible above the gum. The tooth is now ready for a crown (cap). When smiling, ideally there should be a display of upper teeth and a slight amount of gum displayed as well. In many circumstances, there is an excessive amount of gum displayed (this is known as a gummy smile). In order to reduce the gum display so that there can be an ideal amount of tooth and gum showing, it is necessary to move both the gum and bone higher up on the teeth. The bone is gently sculpted to create room for the gum tissue to be ideally positioned. Hence, the correct proportions of the teeth and gum are now visible.
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Our office provides smile makeovers to achieve the beautiful, natural look you seek. We can reshape your natural teeth to make them straighter or more youthful in appeal. Our offices are easily accessible and make it convenient for those living near Indianapolis to get the care they deserve.
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I came into the office and I was automatically greeted by one of the nicest front desk people ever. I got turned around on the drive but she was very patient. My hygienist was extremely nice and the office is beautiful. I have a fear of the dentist so being made to feel comfortable is very important to me. Since this was my first visit I had X-rays to do as well as the cleaning. Still not a terrible experience.I loved the charging stations up front as well.
I am a new patient here. I had a cleaning today with Dr. Rachel and Thomas. I can honestly say in my 59 years, this is the first dental appointment that I didn't want to leave. They both are just so wonderful, as is the entire practice. They go above and beyond for their patients. I would give more then 5 Stars if I could!! My next visit is 3/27 and I cannot wait! Thanks all!
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The staff is always friendly and helpful. Normally I’m just there for routine visits but I’d been experiencing some sensitivity recently and they were able to fit me in the same day.