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Hayward area dentist offers lengthening of crowns

Hayward area patients who need to restore a tooth that does not have enough crown exposed may need to learn about a procedure known as crown lengthening. Crown lengthening is commonly done by a dentist to prepare a tooth for the placement of a dental crown. It expands the exposed portion of the tooth, typically with the removal of gum tissue. When this is done, it allows Drs. Sambhav Jain, Arpana Gupta, and Shivani Gupta to prepare the tooth for restorations such as crowns or bridges.

The doctors at the Center for Implant Dentistry are able to perform procedures such as crown lengthening – a treatment often reserved for specialists known as periodontists. They have the experience and training necessary to provide effective results with crown lengthening and help achieve a healthier, better functioning smile.

Crown lengthening starts with X-rays, which allow the dentist to see what needs to be done before the procedure. This consultation appointment and initial examination is the best time to ask questions about the treatment and decide if it is appropriate. Once this has been decided, patients book their appointment for the crown lengthening treatment. They are injected with local anesthetics for comfort before the dentist begins. The soft tissue is removed to expose the crown of the tooth, and the preparation for restoration begins with the filing down of the enamel. Molds are taken and sent to dental laboratories for the fabrication of the new restoration, and temporaries are put in place until the final ones arrive at the dental office.

If you live in or around the area of Hayward and want to speak to a dentist about procedures such as crown lengthening to prepare for restorative treatments, contact Drs. Sambhav Jain, Arpana Gupta, and Shivani Gupta of the Center for Implant Dentistry today. We welcome new patients into our practice and can assist with a wide range of general, restorative, cosmetic, and corrective dentistry procedures.

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