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Kurt D James, DDS, PC | Crown Lengthening in Troy

KURT D JAMES, DDS, PC

550 Edwardsville Rd. Troy, IL

618-667-3446

STATE OF ILLINOIS RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DENTAL OFFICES

Following the lead and directions of Gov Pritzker to help limit the speed of Covid-19, the Illinois state Dental offices. 

Beginning on Tuesday March 17, 2020 Kurt D James Dental office will only treat patients requiring emergency dental procedures and will postpone all elective dental treatment and procedures. Our staff will be contacting patients to reschedule.

This is effective through April 7, 2020.

 

If you are having a dental emergency, call the office between 9 am - 3pm, Mon-Thurs. 618-667-3446

If no answer, please leave a message. For after hours, call the emergency number listed on the voicemail.

A pre-screening process will take place by phone, inquiring about current health and travel history.

We will only have one patient at a time in office.

Patients will be required to wash hands upon arrival.

 

Thank you for your understandings. Stay safe during this difficult time. 

 

Crown Lengthening
 

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 to 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.

 
 
 
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