involves the surgical removal of hard and soft periodontal tissues to gain supracrestal tooth length, allowing for clinical crowns and reestab- lishment of the biological width.
to facilitate restorative treatment in the presence of incomplete passive eruption.
Clinical evaluation of the suppraosseous gingivae before and after crown lengthening
Procedures that can be performed with lasers include teeth whitenA[degrees]ing, aesthetic contouring, crown lengthening
, gingiA[degrees] val deA[degrees]pigmentation, root canal sterilisation, tooth sensitivity, implant expoA[degrees] sure, caries detection and removal, fillings and incision and drainage.
He discusses the impact of dental esthetics on quality of life; facial esthetics; the composition of an esthetic and functional dentoalveolar gingival unit or periodontal restorative interface, which takes into account the periodontal health of the bone, gingiva, interdental papillae, teeth, and biological space; treatments for gingival recession and tooth deficiencies, including implantation; and periodontal and implant treatment, such as crown lengthening
procedures and connective tissue grafts.
Changes in the gingival margin after crown lengthening
in patients with altered passive dental eruption type IB
A 49-year-old African American woman was referred to the US Army Advanced Education Program in Periodontics, Fort Gordon, Georgia, for crown lengthening
of teeth #2-5, #8, and #13-15 prior to definitive prosthetic treatment.
Five new presentations in the periodontal disease section cover medications, esthetic crown lengthening
, free gingival graft, sinus lift and sub-epithelial gingival graft.
Specific techniques discussed include: tooth extraction, crown lengthening
, ridge expansion, maxillary sinus lift, bone grafting, and more.
The outstanding chapter on surgical crown lengthening
is sure to aid the dental hygienist in understanding this important procedure for pocket maintenance.