If you have a tooth that is badly decayed, broken or cracked, it usually cannot be fixed with a filling. Crowns are custom-designed, often from a wax-up made by Dr. Norton, so you can see how it will look. It fits snugly and permanently over the old tooth, replacing the portion that is damaged. Our crowns and other restorations are metal-free.
In some cases, Dr. Norton needs to remove small amounts of gum tissues to expose more of the tooth. We use a soft tissue laser, which is different from lasers used for eye surgery or for hard tissue. It can remove gum tissue and expose more of your tooth, without bleeding and with a very short healing period.