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Timothy Nugent DDS | Crown Lengthening in Naperville

Timothy Nugent DDS/DuPage Dental, PC

Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Member American Dental Association

           & Code of Ethics

 Call: 630-579-1600 for appointment

 Contact:  officecontact@tnugentdds.com


Crown Lengthening

Crown Lengthening 

When decay occurs below the gumline, it may be necessary to surgically remove a small amount of bone and gum tissue. Dr. Nugent will discuss this procedure before he provides a restoration for your tooth.

 Crown Lengthening procedures are done for both restorative dentistry and/or to improve the esthetics of your gum line. Sometimes a peeriodontist is needed for crown lengthening procedures prior to restoration of broken or severely decayed teeth. This procedure adjusts the gum and bone level to expose more of the tooth so it can be restored. Dr. Nugent will discuss this with you if the situation arises.

Sometimes crown lengthening is done to improve a "gummy" smile because the teeth appear short. The teeth may actually be the proper length but excess gum tissue may be covering these teeth. During this procedure, excess gum and bone tissue is reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth.

If you have any questions about dental care please call our office. We take great satisfaction in helping you maintain good dental care in a healthy, caring and professional environment. Our healthy approach to oral care means mercury free fillings, safe amalgam removal and non-surgical gum treatment.

Dr. Nugent can provide a variety of cosmetic treatments to help your every need. The most common cosmetic dental treatments are crowns, veneers, bonding and tooth whitening. It is amazing that even the smallest change of a filling or front tooth crown can improve a smile. Teeth whitening is an easy and affective way to make your teeth look brighter and better. We have had many patients come in to get their smile fixed in advance of a job interview. Having a nice smile may improve your chances of getting a positive result at an interview. 

Throughout our website, you will find an a lot of information about our practice, treatments we provide, and dentistry in general. Please explore and learn as much about dental care and our services as you desire. We believe our patients should have as much information as possible in order to make important, informed decisions regarding their oral health and treatment options. Our patients are our most important asset, and we strive to develop long-lasting, trusting relationships with all of our patients. Your referrals are welcome and appreciated.


Naperville Dentist | Crown Lengthening. Timothy Nugent is a Naperville Dentist.