Crown lengthening is a procedure to help the restorative dentist to remove all the decay and cavity that is under gum tissue so you can get the perfect crown, bridge, filling or veneer.
Sometimes the tooth broke or fractured at the gum line and not enough tooth structure remains to get a cap.
We numb you up the same way you would get a filling. The procedures allows gum and bone to be recontoured to allow more of the tooth to become exposed for the restorative dentist.
You go to work the SAME day! Minimal discomfort and swelling occurs.
We may also recommend dental crown lengthening to make a restorative or cosmetic dental procedure possible.
Perhaps your tooth is decayed, broken below the gum line, or has insufficient tooth structure for a restoration, such as a crown or bridge.
Crown lengthening adjusts the gum and bone level to expose more of the tooth so it can be restored.
While most procedures are done with just local anesthetics, nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and sedation is always available for anxious patients.
All procedures are done by our board certified periodontist. Our dentist in our state of the art facility always uses the most advanced technology including instaneous, comfortable digital X-rays. Each treatment room is equipped with high definition flat screen televisions and with WiFi accessibility to make your experience as comfortable as possible.
Whether you have dental crown lengthening to improve function or esthetics, patients often receive the benefits of both: a beautiful new smile and improved periodontal health – your keys to smiling, eating and speaking with comfort and confidence.
Call us now 516-348-8500 it will be our pleasure to answer any questions or concerns.