Periodontal plastic surgery performed in clinically short crowns for prosthetic rehabilitation

Rosalía Martínez Hernández, Ma. Guadalupe Marín González


In recent years, esthetics has become paramount in dental treatments, raising high expectations in patients. Esthetic harmony is determined by the smile, which in turn is infl uenced by the position and dimension of teeth, gums and lips. Conditions affecting dental clinical crowns require intervention of several dental disciplines to restore function and esthetics. Lengthening of the surgical crown allows for the increase of supra-crest crown length as well as the reestablishment of biological thickness to balance restorative esthetic requirements with periodontal health. Case presentation: A female patient affl icted with delayed passive eruption was referred from the Prosthetics Department to undergo lengthening of crown to achieve prosthetic rehabilitation. Conclusions: Crown lengthening allows tissue preparation and achieves esthetic and physiological stability, achieving access to prosthetic margins preserving thus suitable prosthetic-periodontal unity.

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Esthetics, biological thickness, crown lengthening, bone surgery.

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