gingival contour


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gin·gi·val con·tour

the shape or form of the gingiva, either natural or artificial, around the necks of the teeth.
Synonym(s): gum contour
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gingival contour

The normal arching appearance of the gingiva along the cervical part of the teeth and rounding off toward the attached gingiva.
See also: contour
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gin·gi·val con·tour

(jinji-văl kontūr)
Shape or form of the gingiva, either natural or artificial, around the necks of the teeth.
Synonym(s): gum contour.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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The length of lateral incisors that were substituted for missing central incisors was about 0.5 mm longer than incisal edges of the adjacent teeth and the interdental embrasures were shaped as inverted "V." Gingival contours of the restored anterior teeth were not ideal as they were at the same height.
Mariotti (1999) characterized gingival diseases with presence of 1) signs and symptoms that are confined to gingiva 2) presence of dental plaque to initiate and exacerbate severity of lesions 3) clinical signs of inflammation (enlarged gingival contours due to edema or fibrosis, colour transition to a red and bluish-red hue, elevated sulcular temperature, bleeding upon stimulation, increased gingival exudates 4) clinical signs and symptoms associated with stable attachment levels on a periodontium with no loss of attachment or on a stable but reduced periodontium 5) reversibility of disease by removing the etiology 6) possible role as a precursor to attachment loss, around teeth.
Abutment was replaced subsequently and a closed tray impression was performed to fabricate temporary acrylic crown to shape the gingival contours. Temporary prosthesis was in place for 04 weeks.
The gingival contours were determined clinically and ceramic build-up was done.