Other Periodontal Services in Long Island
Dr. Scharf and his Long Island based periodontal team are one of the best in the periodontal business when it comes to your dental health. If you’re struggling with gum disease, if you’re in need of cosmetic reconstruction surgery or dental implants in Long Island, Dr. Scharf and his associates are highly trained to help you develop a personalized treatment plan. In practically no time at all, you can feel good about your smile again! Let us help make your periodontal health a priority again!
Many gum surgeries and procedures need to be done by a highly trained specialist specializing in the periodontal field. You already knew that Dr. Scharf is great for dental implants and gum disease treatment, but did you know that Dr. Scharf also specializes in a few other procedures like Crown Lengthening for restoration and Ridge Enhancement? Here’s what you need to know!
Crown Lengthening for Restoration
Crown Lengthening for restoration procedures are a periodontal specialty, and Dr. Scharf is one of the most experienced and highly educated periodontitis in the Long Island area! Additionally, he is one of the best around when it comes to performing crown lengthening procedures!
Crown lengthening for restoration is usually recommended when a dental crown is needed, but there isn’t enough of the natural tooth remaining above the gum line to safely adhere the dental crown to the tooth. In these cases, your dentist may find that a crown lengthening procedure is needed. The procedure does exactly what it’s name lets on: it lengthens the existing tooth, and allows for a crown to be safely inserted in your mouth.
The procedure can be completed by Dr. Scharf in only an hour and requires a local anesthetic. Once anesthetic is applied, specialized instruments will be used to re-contour the bone of the jaw. Only teeth needing this procedure will be affected, and any others should remain relatively unbothered. When the necessary amount of tooth is exposed for the crown to fit, the area affected will be sutured and bandaged to prevent any infection from occurring.
After your procedure is complete, it is recommended that you return to Dr.Scharf’s office for a follow up appointment, and even the crown fitting. Our specialists will determine if the area is healing properly before sending you on your way.
If you find that a crown lengthening for restoration procedure may benefit you and your dental health, Dr. Scharf is one of the best in the business!