Crown Lengthening – Irvington-Tarrytown

Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is a simple surgery to extend the length of a tooth, creating more surface area for a crown to anchor itself. After a short healing period, a final crown is placed to restore the tooth’s strength and aesthetics.

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George Shepherd
June 10, 2024

Really great care and everyone has a smile. They take the time to run through different options to solve a problem. Highly recommend.

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Marcos Cabral
May 16, 2024

Had an amazing experience today with Dr. Sood and Maria. They were both amazing and were very gentle with my dental treatment.

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Jesse O'Dell
May 16, 2024

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May 15, 2024

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Meaghan
May 14, 2024

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Front Desk
Front Desk
May 9, 2024

I entered here after not getting my teeth cleaned nor cared for after a couple years. The hygienist was wonderful Nuvia was just so great. The way she cleaned my teeth and kept me engaged the whole appointment truly will stick with me for years to come. My teeth feel wonderful and I'm smiling like I used to. I definitely will be coming back and will be keeping her specifically for my cleanings.

To save a tooth that has been compromised due to fracture or decay, a crown lengthening is a simple surgery that extends the length of the tooth so that the crown has more surface area of the tooth on which to anchor itself. Sometimes teeth break below the gumline or are too short to hold a crown. By removing some of the gum tissue and exposing more of the tooth, we now have a more solid foundation for the restorative crown to grab onto. 

What to Expect During a Crown Lengthening Procedure:

  1. Before your visit your dentist will likely create a temporary crown as you await the final restoration
  2. Your periodontal specialist will apply a numbing anesthetic to ensure your comfort
  3. Your gums will be recontoured in a way that is aesthetically pleasing and also provides enough surface area on which to anchor your final crown
  4. A short healing period will follow and you can return to work and eating right away. You will need to avoid some foods and beverages, especially alcohol and no smoking, which could deteriorate your healing process. 
  5. Once your gum tissue is fully healed, you’re ready to receive the final crown to restore the strength, shape, function, and aesthetics of your tooth

Be sure to choose a dentist or periodontist with extensive surgical and cosmetic experience. You can trust that our highly trained team at Dental Arts of Hastings-on-Hudson will take great care of your gums and teeth for many years to come. 

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