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Crown lengthening surgical

Matteo Marzadori, Martina Stefanini, Matteo Sangiorgi, Ilham Mounssif, Carlo Monaco, Giovanni Zucchelli
Crown lengthening is one of the most common surgical procedures in periodontal practice. Its indications include subgingival caries, crown or root fractures, altered passive eruption, cervical root resorption and short clinical abutment, and its aim is to re-establish the biologic width in a more apical position. While the procedure in posterior areas of the dentition has been thoroughly investigated, crown lengthening performed for esthetic reasons in the anterior areas is still a matter of debate and an evidence-based technique is not available...
March 1, 2018: Periodontology 2000
Moataz Elgezawi, Khalid Hassan, Adel Alagl, Ahmad M Al-Thobity, Basel Al-Mutairi, Thamir Al-Houtan, Shazia Sadaf
OBJECTIVE: To improve the confidence of the final year dental students in completing occlusal and oral rehabilitation of patients, with complexities beyond their scope, based on full analysis of the biomechanical and esthetic considerations of each case. MATERIAL & METHODS: Two comprehensive patient situations presenting with special difficulties including extensive, reduced vertical dimension of occlusion, limited interocclusal space and maxillary alveolar bone for implant insertion necessitating bone augmentation and a sinus lift surgery was managed by two students at our institute...
October 2017: Saudi Dental Journal
Fatme Mouchref Hamasni, Fady El Hajj
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Biologic width (BW) as defined by Cohen is the part of the supracrestal gingival tissues that occupy the space between the base of the gingival crevice and the alveolar crest; it includes the junctional epithelium and the connective tissue element. Interactions between dental crowns and the marginal periodontal tissues analyzed in many review papers concluded that the recognition of the BW, in terms of crown margin placement, is beneficial for periodontal health. Therefore, knowledge of the dimensions of the sum of the junctional epithelium and connective tissue attachment as well as the sulcus depth (SD) is of clinical relevance...
September 2017: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
Ana Belén Dablanca-Blanco, Juan Blanco-Carrión, Benjamín Martín-Biedma, Purificación Varela-Patiño, Alba Bello-Castro, Pablo Castelo-Baz
The restoration of endodontic tooth is always a challenge for the clinician, not only due to excessive loss of tooth structure but also invasion of the biological width due to large decayed lesions. In this paper, the 7 most common clinical scenarios in molars with class II lesions ever deeper were examined. This includes both the type of restoration (direct or indirect) and the management of the cavity margin, such as the need for deep margin elevation (DME) or crown lengthening. It is necessary to have the DME when the healthy tooth remnant is in the sulcus or at the epithelium level...
August 2017: Restorative Dentistry & Endodontics
Julio A Carrion, Junaid Rajani, Mohamed Al Bahrawy, Xiaojun Chan, Tae Jin Kim, Srinivas Myneni, Vincent J Iacono
PURPOSE: To evaluate the biochemical composition of bone nodules deposited by gingival mesenchymal stem cells (GMSCs) over titanium machined surfaces in vitro. MATERIALS AND METHODS: GMSCs were isolated from healthy gingival tissues of patients undergoing crown-lengthening surgical procedures. GMSCs were characterized following the International Society for Cellular Therapy guidelines. After incubation of the GMSCs with titanium discs, osteogenic differentiation was induced for 28 days...
September 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
K C Chethana, K Pradeep
A smile is a mesmerizing expression of joy, success, courtesy and reveals self-confidence. The harmony of the smile is determined not only by the shape, position and the color of teeth, but also by the gingival architecture. Gingival tissues form an important part of what we can consider to be a pleasing smile. The elegance of this pleasant smile could be, affected by highly pigmented gingiva. This gingival pigmentation occurs as a result of melanin granules, which are produced by melanoblast. Although melanin pigmentation does not present a medical problem, demand for cosmetic therapy is commonly sort by people with moderately pigmented gingiva...
November 2016: Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research
Emre Yaprak, Murat Kasap, Gürler Akpınar, Sibel Kayaaltı-Yüksek, Alper Sinanoğlu, Nil Guzel, Husniye Demirturk Kocasarac
Gingiva is a unique tissue which protects the underlying periodontal tissues from consistent mechanical and bacterial aggressions. Molecular analysis of gingiva is likely to improve our understanding of the underlying biological processes at work. The aim of this preliminary exploratory study is to analyze the proteomic profile of healthy gingiva and to detect prominently expressed proteins. Gingival tissue samples were obtained from periodontally healthy individuals who underwent surgical crown lengthening procedure...
April 5, 2017: Odontology
Chang-Kai Chen, Yung-Tsan Wu, Nai-Jen Chang, Wan-Hong Lan, Jyuhn-Hurng Ke, Earl Fu, Da-Yo Yuh
This study evaluated use of a solid-state laser to avoid the flap technique and suturing. An Er:YAG laser was used in 26 consecutive patients referred for osseous crown lengthening in 32 posterior teeth. The distance from the planned restoration margin to the alveolar crest (B) satisfied a 3-mm dentogingival complex. No tissue necrosis and no significant change in the distance from the gingival margin to B or probing depth were detected at 3 and 6 months. Minimally invasive Er:YAG laser surgery decreases the time needed to establish the gingival margin necessary for definitive restoration...
March 2017: International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
Jacob K Stern, Christopher M Bingham, Brock J Pumphrey, Gerard J Chiche, Eduardo Britton
Esthetic implant therapy can be challenging in the anterior maxilla, and meticulous treatment is often required to deliver optimal esthetics. Close collaboration between surgical and prosthetic team members using the novel approach of prosthetic crown lengthening helped camouflage a shallow implant platform location, providing the proper gingival frame for esthetic restorations. This case report presents an interdisciplinary approach that included ridge augmentation, second-stage crown lengthening, and prosthetic soft tissue manipulation to address an implant placed too shallow in the alveolus of an extraction socket...
March 2017: International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
Masoumeh Faramarzi, Sahand Rikhtegaran, Sogol H Biroon
Crown lengthening by forced eruption is usually followed by conventional surgical procedures. The aim of the present study was to evaluate clinical use of Nd:YAG laser fiberotomy in crown lengthening by forced eruption as an alternative to surgery. Patients who needed crown lengthening were enrolled in this prospective case series and underwent forced eruption. Fiberotomy by Nd:YAG laser was performed 2 days after initiation of forced eruption and every 2 weeks afterward to reach optimum clinical crown length...
March 2017: International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
Doğan Kaner, Mouaz Soudan, Han Zhao, Georg Gaßmann, Anna Schönhauser, Anton Friedmann
Early wound healing after periodontal surgery with or without enamel matrix derivative/biphasic calcium phosphate (EMD/BCP) was characterized in terms of soft tissue closure, changes of microcirculation, and expression of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines in gingival crevicular fluid/wound fluid (GCF/WF). Periodontal surgery was carried out in 30 patients (18 patients: application of EMD/BCP for regeneration of bony defects; 12 patients: surgical crown lengthening (SCL)). Healthy sites were observed as untreated controls...
January 27, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Luisa Schertel Cassiano, Mauricio Barriviera, Sandra Suzuki, Gustavo Giacomelli Nascimento, Alessandro Lourenço Januario, Leandro Augusto Hilgert, Wagner Rodrigues Duarte
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to measure the clinical crown, anatomical crown, and amount of gingiva covering the enamel of anterior maxillary teeth with soft tissue cone beam computed tomography (ST-CBCT) and thus propose a protocol for the application of this noninvasive method for the planning of esthetic crown lengthening procedures to prevent undesired root exposure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten young patients (mean age 22.8 years) requiring esthetic crown lengthening surgeries but not restorative procedures were included in this study...
2016: International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry
Amjad M Nazzal, Terry M Trojan, Martyn Green
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2016: Journal of Clinical Orthodontics: JCO
Aditya B Patel, Debora C Matthews, Edmond Ghiabi
OBJECTIVE: To document the profile of periodontists in private practice in Canada in terms of services provided and referral patterns. METHODS: An online survey consisted on 45 questions in 3 categories: demographics, referral patterns and periodontal procedures performed. The sampling frame consisted of all active members of the Canadian Academy of Periodontology (n= 280). Letters and email containing links to the online survey were used to invite participants and to send reminders to non-respondents on days 7, 21 and 49...
March 2016: Journal—Canadian Dental Association, Journal de L'Association Dentaire Canadienne
Ioannis Pilalas, Lazaros Tsalikis, Dimitris N Tatakis
BACKGROUND: Pre-restorative crown lengthening surgery (CLS) is a common periodontal procedure, for which systematic reviews are lacking. This systematic review aimed to assess outcomes of CLS performed for restorative reasons. METHODS: Databases (MEDLINE, Scopus, OpenGrey) were searched up to January 2016 for clinical/animal trials on CLS for restorative reasons with ≥6-month follow-up. Primary outcomes investigated were: free gingival margin position, probing depth, clinical attachment level, and plaque/inflammation indices...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
Cintia Mirela Guimaraes Nobre, Ana Luisa de Barros Pascoal, Emmanuel Albuquerque Souza, Luciana Machion Shaddox, Patricia Dos Santos Calderon, Ana Rafaela Luz de Aquino Martins, Bruno César de Vasconcelos Gurgel
OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study was to assess the impact of periodontal crown lengthening surgery on clinical parameters at adjacent and non-adjacent sites compared to treated sites. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An electronic search was carried out on MEDLINE-PubMed, The Cochrane Library, and ISI Web of Science databases between 1978 and 2015. Methodological quality assessment was based on Cochrane recommendations. Meta-analyses were assessed with RevMan 5.0 and heterogeneity between studies by the Higgin test (I (2))...
January 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
Douglas H Mahn
Excessive gingival display is considered unattractive by many patients. A combination of surgical approaches may be required to correct this problem. Clinical crown lengthening involves recontouring crestal bone levels and moving the gingival margin in an apical direction. Lip repositioning reduces gingival display by limiting upper lip movement when smiling. This article describes a case in which a combination of clinical crown lengthening and lip repositioning was used to correct excessive gingival display when smiling...
January 2016: Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry
Pablo Santos de Oliveira, Fabio Chiarelli, José A Rodrigues, Jamil A Shibli, Vincenzo Luca Zizzari, Adriano Piattelli, Giovanna Iezzi, Vittoria Perrotti
The aim of this case report was to describe the surgical sequence of crown lengthening to apically reposition the dentogingival complex, in addition to an esthetic restorative procedure. Many different causes can be responsible for short clinical crown. In these cases, the correct execution of a restorative or prosthetic rehabilitation requires an increasing of the crown length. According to the 2003 American Academy of Periodontology (Practice Profile Survey), crown lengthening is the most habitual surgical periodontal treatment...
2015: Case Reports in Dentistry
Giovanni Zucchelli, Claudio Mazzotti, Carlo Monaco
The aim of the present case series article was to provide a standardized approach for the early restorative phase after a crown-lengthening surgical procedure. Different advantages can be ascribed to this approach: the clinician can prepare a definitive prosthetic finishing line in the supragingival location; the early postsurgical temporization allows the conditioning of soft tissues, especially the interdental papillae, during their maximum growing phase; and the clinician can choose the time for the definitive prosthetic rehabilitation in a patient-specific manner according to the individual potential and duration of the soft tissue rebound...
September 2015: International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
Amitandra Kumar Tripathi, Gopal Dete, Charanjeet Singh Saimbi, Vivek Kumar
Hereditary gingival fibromatosis (HGF) is a rare hereditary condition characterized by slow, progressive, nonhemorrhagic, fibrous enlargement of gingiva due to increase in sub-mucosal connective tissue component. This paper presents a case report of an 18-year-old female suffering from HGF with positive family history. Her 42-year-old mother also have enlargement of the gums. After through clinical examination of both the patients, routine blood investigation was advised. All the investigations were within normal physiological limits of both the patients...
May 2015: Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology
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