passive eruption


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pas·sive e·rup·tion

the apparent continued eruption of the teeth, actually the result of regression of the gingivae and crestal bone.

passive eruption

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.
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The third and last factor would be gingival margin position alterations caused by delayed passive eruptions with apical migration of the gingival margin once the tooth's active eruption is completed.

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