Sometimes, when we fracture a tooth, the fracture is so close to the gumline that the tooth cannot be saved. Using laser dentistry, we can create "extra room" and clearance to allow us to place a new crown on the fractured tooth rather than extracting the tooth and replacing it with a bridge.
This procedure not only has the ability to save a patient thousands of dollars but also has the ability to protect the tooth and prevent any sort of gum irritation from potential infections like gingivitis or gum disease. This serves as both a cosmetic function (to lengthen the crown and expose more of the patient's tooth), a restorative function, and a potential necessity in order to save a smile!
To learn more about this procedure, contact your dentist in Indianapolis IN by calling our office today at (317) 358-8885.