Dentists in Derby, Derbyshire 44 Main Street, Etwall, Derby, Derbyshire DE65 6LP


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Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is a common procedure that is performed when a crown is needed and there isn’t enough visible tooth structure to support it. This procedure removes bone and gum tissue which exposes more of the tooth, allowing the dentist to put the crown into place.

This can also be a cosmetic procedure for people with excessive gum tissue around their teeth.

What happens during a crown lengthening?

You will have a local anaesthetic applied to the area before an incision is made along the gum tissue. Your dentist will reduce and contour the area by removing small amounts of gum tissue before stitching the incision closed to promote healing.


The procedure is typically completed in a single appointment.

What is the healing process like?

For two days after your crown lengthening, we recommend eating soft foods. Brush your teeth as normal, but it is best to avoid the site of your procedure. Avoid flossing the area until the affected gum tissue until it has healed completely. Your dentist will talk with you about an individualised plan for proper aftercare.

To schedule a FREE consultation, please call Etwall Dental Practice on 01283 733391.

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COVID-19 update

Following the governments most recent announcement on Saturday 31st October 2020 of second national lockdown, we would like to reassure all of our patients that we shall continue to REMAIN OPEN and we endeavour to look after your oral health.

Since our initial opening on 8th June, following the first lockdown, we have implemented strict measures by enhancing our infection control standards to ensure we can continue to practice in a COVID SECURE way for our staff and patients. We now know a lot more about how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and we shall ensure this is revised when any new information is presented so that we can continue to work safely and protect our NHS where possible. As we are a medical facility, all staff will continue to wear PPE and we encourage all patients to adhere to the measures in place on visiting the practice.

We have made it our upmost priority to keep all of our patients and staff safe throughout these challenging times. If you are required to self-isolate or have any Coronavirus symptoms please follow the government guidelines and we would be happy to rearrange your appointment to a suitable alternative.

Can we remind all patients that face masks are mandatory on entering Etwall Dental Practice and your temperature shall be measured by a member of staff at the door.

We hope you and your families stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Etwall Dental Team