Crown Lengthening in Westbury, NY

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Want Healthy and Perfect Teeth?

If you are an individual who wants to have perfect, straight teeth, whether for structural or aesthetic purposes, our crown lengthening service can help you with that! A crown may be suggested if a tooth is broken or deformed. A crown may be used to finalize dental procedures, like root canals, bridges, and dental implants. Crowns have to be able to securely attach to an existing tooth.

At Westbury Dental Spa, you can gain more knowledge about this useful crown-lengthening service that we offer, the indications that you could need it, and how it might benefit both your dental and general health.

Learn More About Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is suggested for a wide range of dental conditions. When a tooth has serious decay or fractures, the healthy region that remains is diminished. This impacts the rate of success of tooth repair as restorative dental tools have a minimal surface area to deal with.

This is where crown lengthening comes in as it is a procedure that is intended to remold your gums at the bottom of the afflicted tooth to reveal more of the tooth’s surface. If it is necessary, the dentist will change the tooth’s bone level to allow the size or height of the visible part of the tooth to be extended, allowing more surface area to be kept in place. For your gums to safely and securely bond with a crown, they need to have at least 2 millimeters of surface area. This helps with the bonding as well as prevents food from getting trapped or potential complications such as the falling of the tooth or the weakening of restorative dental appliances.

Signs You Need Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is a common operation and, while daunting at first, is not anything that a patient should be frightened of. Most crown lengthening operations are done in just under one hour and are performed in an outpatient clinic.

Crown or root fractures, subgingival caries, cervical root resorption, altered passive eruption, and short clinical abutment are a few crown lengthening indications. Other common indications that require the need of crown lengthening are excessively short teeth, severe tooth decay that is below the gum line, or a cracked or fractured tooth underneath the gum line.

Benefits of Crown Lengthening

There are several benefits of crown lengthening, but most of the time, the benefits correspond to your reasons for doing it. Some common benefits of crown lengthening would be reducing the risk of tooth decay, saving a broken tooth, allowing space for extraction, or if you are doing it for aesthetic purposes, it will give you a nice smile.

Get a Beautiful, Healthy Smile at Westbury Dental Spa

Do you desire healthy and perfect teeth? Westbury Dental Spa’s dental team is ready to assist you! We provide free initial consultation as well as a thorough yet cost-efficient treatment plan that is specifically tailored for you as your health is our top priority.

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