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What is a post crown lengthening procedure?

What is a post crown lengthening procedure?

Post procedure: This is a procedure whereby a dentist will surgically remove some tissue from around a tooth that has a compromised or too short remaining tooth structure. Thi procedure provides more structure for a crown/cap to fit on. ...Read more

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Crown (Definition)

The crown of a tooth is that part of the tooth on top of the root. The crown of the tooth is the part that is visible in the mouth. A crown restoration is a procedure that restores the crown of a tooth that is damaged by fracture or extensive decay by cementing a replica of the crown over a prepared tooth, and is one of the most common ...Read more


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Is the dental implant procedure painful?

Is  the dental implant procedure painful?

No: As long as you are properly anesthetized you will feel no pain. You may have mild discomfort after the procedure . ...Read more

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Is crown lengthening recommended for loose crown post?

Is crown lengthening recommended for loose crown post?

No.: A loose crown post is not an indication by itself for crown lengthening. Crown lengthening is necessary when there is too little tooth structure above the gum to hold a crown and you wish to save the tooth. ...Read more

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Willthe procedure for dental crowning hurts?

Willthe procedure for dental crowning hurts?

Should not: You will have local anesthesia and there should be no pain. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What's crown lengthening?

What's crown lengthening?

It is: A method of gaining enough length of tooth so that the final restoration finishes in solid tooth high enough above bone not to cause another problem. The tissue is reflected, the appropriate amount of bone is removed and the tissue is re-positioned and let to heal for a minimum of 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Is crown lengthening without crown or veneer possible?

Is crown lengthening without crown or veneer possible?

Crown lengthening: 3 reasons 1) to reduce a gummy smile, 2) to expose more of the tooth's root to facilitate restoration, or 3) to even the gum levels with adjacent teeth. 3 techniques 1) Reshape gums 2) reshape gums and bone 3) for orthodontically reposition the tooth root. Discuss options with your treating Dentist, a Periodontist, an Oral Surgeon, or an Orthodontist. ...Read more

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Is implant or crown lengthening better?

Is implant or crown lengthening better?

Expectations ?: Crown lengthening is a procedure performed to increase the clinical crown of a tooth so that a proper fitting crown can fit over top. This procedure involves removing bone around the tooth. The long term prognosis is fair at best. If the tooth has had prior root canal treatment, and unless you have a desire to keep this tooth as long as possible, i believe the implant would serve you the best. ...Read more

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When is bone removal needed after root canal for crown placement?

When is bone removal needed after root canal for crown placement?

Crown Retention: Sometimes, tooth decay can result in the removal of a significant amount of tooth structure above the root and surrounding bone. A small amount of the bone around the tooth can be removed to expose more healthy tooth structure in order for the crown to fit better, and to prevent gum irritation issues down the road. This is a fairly common and minor procedure. ...Read more

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Root canal tooth pulled broken at gumline, what is the proper procedure?

Root canal tooth pulled broken at gumline, what is the proper procedure?

Oral Surgery: Go see a dentist that has the qualifications to remove the broken root. This can be a difficult surgery. I would recommend treating it soon before you get an infection. I would also recommend doing a graft after the root is removed which will help preserve the remaining bone. ...Read more

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What can fix gummy smile? Gingivectomy vs crown lengthening?

What can fix gummy smile? Gingivectomy vs crown lengthening?

Both: They are basically the same procedure. A crown lengthening may involve bone removal too while a gingivectomy is just soft tissue removal. Both will make the teeth appear larger. ...Read more

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What is crown lengthening?

What is crown lengthening?

Longer tooth: If a tooth is too short above the gum line a crown won't stay on it predictably. Crown lengthening makes it longer by surgically moving the gums and bone holding the tooth toward the root to expose more tooth above the gums. A crown can then be made that will predictably stay on the tooth. ...Read more

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What is worse, a crown, root canal procedure, or extraction?

What is worse, a crown, root canal procedure, or extraction?

Depends: If the tooth has healthy roots and surrounding periodontal tissues then a root canal treatment and a crown would be the treatment of choice. But if the tooth is infected and might have a poor prognosis , then extraction would probably be the best treatment . Your dentist would be able to give you the right advise after examination. ...Read more

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Is gum pain normal after a temporary crown placed?

Is gum pain normal after a temporary crown placed?

Not uncommon: The edges of crowns are often placed below the gum line. Trauma from the procedure will cause irritation of the gum tissues. Ideally, do not put anything on the tissue to soothe it. An anti inflammatory medication should help. If it persists more than 2-3 days, contact the dentist. ...Read more

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Is bone grafting required after wisdom teeth removal?

Is bone grafting required after wisdom teeth removal?

Not usually: Bone grafting is not usually required after wisdom teeth removal. Usually bone grafting is only recommended in areas where missing teeth may need to be replaced some day. ...Read more

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Which is worse in terms of pain, a crown, root canal procedure, or extraction?

Still can vary...: Although any of these can vary, most likely, the extraction would be worst. However, with that said, even that pain could be mild and perhaps last only for a few days. There are many variables, many other details that may make the answer differ. When managed properly any of these can be very tolerable if one is open to cooperating with the circumstances and is willing to work with it..... ...Read more

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What is the procedure for dental bone grafting?

What is the procedure for dental bone grafting?

Adding bone to site: Dental bone grafting procedures vary depending on the site and size of the defect present. It can be as simple as adding bone to the socket of an extraction, to more complex reconstruction using a block of your own bone harvested from other parts of your mouth or body. I recommend speaking to your implant surgeon to discuss the type of grafting most appropriate for your needs. Keep smiling ! ...Read more

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What is the best tooth whitening procedure? Is the procedure painful?

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What is the best tooth whitening procedure? Is the procedure painful?

Teeth whitening: Whether you have lost the whiteness of your teeth due to excessive consumption of tea and coffee, smoking or due to aging, it is always possible to bring back their whiteness. You can use home remedies, however, they are not so effective and/or stable. A professional teeth whitening followed by home whitening system with custom trays for the long term effect is the best remedy. Painless! ...Read more

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Is bone removal needed during impacted wisdom tooth surgery?

Is bone removal needed during impacted wisdom tooth surgery?

Possibly: Bone removal is only necessary, if it is interfering with the dentist's ability to access and remove teeth. If a tooth is fully impacted in the jaw, then bone removal for access is always necessary. ...Read more

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