Dentists in Derby, Derbyshire Etwall Dental Practice, 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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