crown lengthening


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crown lengthening

(krown lenth'en-ing),
A surgical procedure wherein soft tissue and possibly alveolar bone are removed from around a tooth to increase the length of the clinical crown.

crown lengthening

A dental procedure, often performed by a periodontist, in which the gingiva and/or bone surrounding a tooth are removed to expose enough of the base of the tooth to support a filling or a crown.

crown leng·then·ing

(krown lengthĕn-ing)
Surgical procedure that apically repositions the gingiva and possibly the alveolar bone so as to expose more tooth structure; may be done to facilitate restorative procedures or enhance aesthetics.
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Indication: Crown lengthening of multiple teeth in a quadrant or sextant of the dentition.
Contraindication: Surgical crown lengthening of single teeth in the esthetic zone.
Figures 7a and 7b: Mandibular occlusal and lateral views showing gross destruction of coronal tooth structure of mandibular molar and premolar respectively requiring surgical crown lengthening, resulting in an increased CRR, before the institution of restorative therapy.
Restoring teeth following crown lengthening procedures.
Furthermore, the resultant crown-to-root ratio can be unfavourable when such a crown lengthening proce- dure is carried out.
Transgingival probing was performed to establish the dimension of biologic width prior to Surgical Crown Lengthening procedure.
Surgical crown lengthening may include the removal of soft tissue or both soft tissue and alveolar bone.
Several techniques have been proposed for clinical crown lengthening such as gingivectomy, apically-positioned flap with or without resective osseous surgery and orthodontic forced eruption with or without fibrotomy.
6) When choosing surgical crown lengthening in the esthetic zone, extreme care should be taken because it will often result in asymmetry of the gingival margin.
In my opinion, in this case use of the hydroxyapatite, crown lengthening during the reimplantation and use the semi precision attachment was the reason of increase the prognosis after treatment.