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Garden Grove

12777 Valley View St. #282
Garden Grove, CA 92845
Phone: (714) 898-8757

Diamond Bar

620 N Diamond Bar Blvd
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
Phone: (909) 861-3043

Functional Periodontal Procedures

Periodontal procedures are available to lay the groundwork for periodontal and restorative dentistry and/or to improve the health and esthetics of your smile. Periodontal crown lengthening is a procedure that recontours the gum tissue surrounding one or more teeth so that an adequate amount of healthy tooth is exposed. Crown lengthening is often used as part of a treatment plan for a tooth that is to be fitted with a crown. This procedure provides the necessary space between the supporting bone and crown, preventing the new crown from damaging gum tissues and bone.



A fractured tooth created a situation where replacing was not physically possible. The functional crown lengthening or 'crown extension' procedure allowed a new artificial porcelain crown to be fitted. Restorative dentistry by Dr. Darby Kaiser, Los Alamitos, CA.


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 The porcelain veneers are extremely thin dental restorations bonded onto tooth surfcaces. For Elizabeth the veneers could not go on until a functional crown extension surgery was performed to give teeth the ideal proportions. The veneers were fabricated and fitted obnce the gum tissue healed sufficiently. Dentistry by Dr. Chris Myung, General Dentist, Upland, CA  (Surgery by Dr. Kim in 2002) 



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Your dentist or Periodontist may recommend a crown lengthening procedure to make a restorative procedure possible. If a tooth is badly worn, decayed, or fractured, below the gum line, crown lengthening adjusts the gum and bone levels to gain access to more of the tooth so it can be restored.
Clinical crown lengthening procedures, followed by full mouth reconstruction with porcelain veneers and crowns. Surgery was performed by the team of Drs. Henry Takei, Shen Ling and Jin Y. Kim. Restorative Dentistry was performed by by Dr. Franco Bevilacqua of UCLA Prosthodontics, now practicing in Italy.

What are the benefits of this procedure?

Functional crown lengthening is an important part of an integrated effort to optimize your health, appearance, comfort, and function. A beautiful new smile and improved periodontal health are your keys to smiling, eating and speaking with comfort and confidence.



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Dr. Jin Y. Kim, is an active member of AAP, and is Board-Certified by American Board of Periodontology

For appointments and inquiries on periodontal prpcadures, all Dr. Kim's practices at:

714-898-9857  Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Cypress, Anaheim, Buena Park

909-860-9222  Diamond Bar, Chino, Roland Heights, Yorba Linda, Walnut

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