Crown lengthening is usually performed to improve the health of the gum tissue, prepare the mouth for a procedure, or correct a “gummy smile”. A “gummy smile” is used to describe an instance where teeth are covered with excess gum tissue resulting in a less aesthetically-pleasing smile. The procedure involves reshaping or re-contouring the gum tissue and bone around the tooth in question to create a new gum-to–tooth relationship. Crown lengthening can be performed on a single tooth, many teeth, or the entire gum line. Crown lengthening is often required when your tooth needs a new crown or other restoration.
Although we do not accept insurance as full payment, we will do all we can to help patients derive maximum benefits from their insurance coverage. We provide an "attending doctors" statement for each treatment visit. This can be attached to your claim form, and is accepted by your insurance company. When requested, we will provide a "pre-treatment estimate" of anticipated expenses to be submitted to your insurance carrier for a "Pre-determination of Benefits.". This lets you know how much the insurance carrier will reimburse for services performed here.
The following websites are provided as a resource for our referring doctors. This page contains hyperlinks to World Wide Web sites that are created and maintained by other organizations. We have included these links because we think that our referring doctors may find them of interest. Keep in mind that Drs. Pollack, Odrich or Sarmiento does not necessarily endorse the views expressed on these websites. Also, we do not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information presented on these sites. American Academy of Periodontology American Academy of Periodontists Links Page American Board of Periodontology
We will schedule your appointment as promptly as possible. Please allow approximately 60-90 minutes for your initial visit. If you have pain or an emergency situation, every attempt will be made to see you as soon as possible that day. We work hard to stay on schedule to minimize waiting at the time of your appointment. Occasionally, unforeseen circumstances can cause delays to the schedule, and your understanding and patience are very much appreciated. Whenever possible, we will contact you if your appointment time is delayed.