Crown exposure is a procedure we use to expose impacted teeth, or teeth that are stuck in the surrounding tissue and bone. The most commonly impacted teeth are the wisdom teeth and the canine teeth. While the wisdom teeth are often unnecessary and can, therefore, be removed, the canine teeth are crucial for function, making extraction a bad idea.
Exposing the canines is a simple procedure. During your appointment, Dr. Regan will create a small hole in the gum to allow the tooth to erupt. Then, using a dental brace, the tooth will be guided into the correct position.
We invite you to contact our office to learn more about impaction and your treatment options.