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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.
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.