If you need a more accessible version of this website, click this button on the right.Switch to Accessible Site

Scharer Dental | Crown Lengthening in Wausau

Nathan Scharer DDS | 2620 Stewart Avenue Suite 214 | Wausau | WI 54401 | (715) 845-6836

Crown Lengthening
AGD Member

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 a 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.

Drs. Brauer and Hoover may use their Diode laser to perform a "crown lengthening" procedure, if it is needed, before placing a restoration for a tooth that is badly damaged at or below the gumline. The laser procedure usually is quick, and comfortable for the patient, and results in very little post-operative healing discomfort.. It is done using local anesthetic for the patient's comfort.

Wausau Dentist | Crown Lengthening. Nathan Scharer is a Wausau Dentist.