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Vishnu "Vini" Jaitley, DDS, MPH | Crown Lengthening in Pittsburgh

 

Vishnu "Vini" Jaitley, DDS, MPH

Affordable Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

NEW LOCATION!

3500 5th Ave. Suite 201
Pittsburg PA 15213
412.682.3858

11227 Frankstown Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15235
412.242.2434

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 to 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 the dentist has something to work with.

 
 
Pittsburgh Dentist | Crown Lengthening. Vishnu Jaitley is a Pittsburgh Dentist.