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

Many of you will be aware that during the latest Covid 19 update dental practices have been given the green light to re-open the surgery from 8th June. Whilst this is good news, there are a number of procedures that we have being putting in place to make treatment safe for our patients and staff, as we are sure you will appreciate, this is taking some time to set up.

Our intention is, if at all possible to commence opening on the 8th June but this is entirely dependent on our ability to obtain training and appropriate PPE which as you know there is a great shortage of. This equipment will be essential for us to be able to operate.

From 8th- 29th of June we will be prioritising the most urgent of cases including those who have been experiencing problems during this lockdown period. We will contact you directly to arrange an appointment. This period may be extended if required.

Rest assured we are trying our utmost to source this PPE as soon as possible to enable us to extend our treatment further to include fillings, crown/bridge work, root treatments and surgical extractions, scale & polish ect.

We anticipate that it will be several weeks before we will be able to commence these more advanced procedures.

This is a rapidly changing environment which we are adapting to as quickly as we possibly can. We really appreciate your patience and understanding throughout this difficult period and look forward to welcoming you back to the practice soon.

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