odontoplasty


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o·don·to·plas·ty

(ō-don'tō-plas'tē),
Surgical contouring of tooth surface to enhance plaque control and gingival morphology.
[odonto- + G. plassō, to mold]

o·don·to·plas·ty

(ō-don'tō-plas-tē)
Reshaping of a portion of a tooth; may be performed for therapeutic or cosmetic purposes.
[odonto- + G. plassō, to mold]

o·don·to·plas·ty

(ō-don'tō-plas-tē)
Surgical contouring of tooth surface to enhance plaque control and gingival morphology.
[odonto- + G. plassō, to mold]

odontoplasty

the removal of enamel from teeth, but also applied to the remodeling of filling material or cast crowns.
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The palatogingival grooves on 12 and 22 were treated by odontoplasty alone as the pulp was not involved by the palatogingival groove which had been noticed from the CT scan and vitality test was positive.
On the otherhand bone loss was not present around 12 and thus treated only by odontoplasty.