Crown Lengthening

Craig H. Rubinoff, DDS, MS – Poway CA

Crown Lengthening (or crown exposure) is required when your tooth needs a new crown or other restoration. The edge of that restoration is deep below the gum tissue and not accessible. It is also usually too close to the bone or below the bone.

The procedure involves adjusting the level of the gum tissue and bone around the tooth in question to create a new gum-to-tooth relationship. This allows us to reach the edge of the restoration, ensuring a proper fit to the tooth. It should also provide enough tooth structure so the new restoration will not come loose in the future. This allows you to clean the edge of the restoration when you brush and floss to prevent decay and gum disease. The procedure takes approximately one hour.

When the procedure is completed, sutures, and a protective bandage are placed to help secure the new gum-to-tooth relationship. You will need to be seen in one or two weeks to remove the sutures and evaluate your healing.

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Dr. Rubinoff is a specialist in periodontics and dental implantology. We specialize in conservative and surgical treatment of gum disease including cosmetic procedures to aesthetically enhance your smile, as well as dental implantology that can replace single or multiple missing teeth.

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Craig H. Rubinoff, DDS, MS

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I am thrilled to have Dr. Rubinoff as my periodontist. The work performed healed beautifully!

- Ivette M

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

I had no idea what to expect with getting my crowns lengthened. Dr. Rubinoff and his staff were very professional and did a great job! I would recommend them highly!

- Phillip L

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Great team. Very friendly staff and very well done work.

- Paul S

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