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

Authors

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

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18311/jpfa/2018/22254

Keywords:

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

Abstract

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.

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Published

2018-12-14

How to Cite

Pandey, P., Nandkeoliar, T., Singh, D., & Bains, R. (2018). Refurbishing the Pink and the White. Surgical Crown Lengthening in Esthetic Zone- A 5 Year Follow Up. Journal of Pierre Fauchard Academy (India Section), 32(3-4), 71–74. https://doi.org/10.18311/jpfa/2018/22254