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the apparent continued eruption of the teeth, actually the result of regression of the gingivae and crestal bone.
Increased size of the clinical crown of a tooth by apical migration of the attachment epithelium and periodontium.
See also: eruption
pas·sive e·rup·tion(pasiv ē-rŭpshŭn)
Continued tooth eruption; actually results from regression of gingivae and crestal bone.