What is biological width?
Biological width is a professional expression for the distance needed between the top of the bone and the edge of the crown.
The top of the bone has to be at least 3 mm far from the edge of the new crown, in order to prevent bleeding and inflamed gum and permanent tissue destruction next to the new crown.
An insufficient biological width –
treatment is needed
A sufficient biological width –
after the procedure
We can remove the top of the bown in two ways– with laser or a surgical procedure.
Less painfully to the crown with laser treatment
When we discover that we cannot fix the tooth with a filling, most people wish for a crown. If there isn’t a big part of the tooth missing under the gum, we can remove the bone and gum with the laser. The laser procedure is quicker and less invasive than the classical surgical procedure, because we don’t need to stitch the wound and infections are less frequent. Gum and bone healing is extremely fast, there is no scar after the procedure. Consequently the dentist can place the new crown earlier.