Refurbishing the Pink and the White. Surgical Crown Lengthening in Esthetic Zone- A 5 Year Follow Up


  • King George Medical University, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, 226003, India
  • Dental College, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Periodontology, Imphal, Manipur, 795004, India
  • King George Medical University, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, 226003, India
  • King George Medical University, Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, 226003, India


Root stumps serve as pillars which can be utilized effectively as for future restorative needs in esthetic zones. Enhancing the white and depleting the pink may serve the purpose. Clinical Crown Lengthening Surgery (CCLS) is a traditional procedure which can be utilized to rehabilitate esthetics. The study involves a 30-year old patient with fractured crown irt 13. Crown lengthening was performed with apically repositioned flap and osseous reduction of 2 mm such that the new exposed tooth was approximately 4mm in length. The positive architecture was bone was established and 3 mm of attached gingiva was preserved. Root canal therapy followed by post and core was performed and the prosthesis was fabricated postsurgery. With the 22nd century approaching and dental implants being the new fad, it is still our responsibility to try to preserve what has been provided by nature to prevent us from becoming fictitious entities.


Apically Positioned Flap (APF), Clinical Crown lengthening (CCLS)

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