Crown to Root Ratio

Crown-to-Root Ratio

The bone surrounding one tooth will naturally surround the tooth next to it. Removing bone for a crown lengthening procedure will effectively damage the bony support of adjacent teeth to some extent and will increase the crown to root ratio. Once bone is removed, It is almost impossible to regain bone once it is removed  and in the event a patient would latter like to have an implant placed in the future, there might not be enough bone in the area once a crown lengthening procedure has been completed. Thus, it would be prudent for patients to thoroughly discuss all of their treatment planning options with their dentist before undergoing an irreversible procedure such as crown lengthening