Biologic Width Considerations in Crown Lengthening Surgical Procedures: A Case Report
- Adrianus Wicaksono, Sri Lelyati C Masulili
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- Adrianus Wicaksono
Available Online May 2018.
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- biologic width, crown lengthening, bone removal, ferrule effect
- . Crown lengthening is an adjunctive procedure used in restorative dentistry to treat cases of subgingival caries requiring exposure of healthy tooth structures and reconstruction of biologic width. A 54-year-old female patient came for crown lengthening of the lower right teeth. The patient had good oral hygiene and was referred from prosthodontia, where teeth 44 and 45 had been treated with root canals. Clinical examination results showed tooth 45 in the form of residual roots with no tooth mobility and a 3-mm pocket depth. Radiological examination showed good root canal filling, a good crown-to-root ratio, and no radiolucency in the apical part. The diagnosis of this case was localized chronic periodontitis. Crown lengthening with alveolar bone removal was performed to achieve satis-factory biologic width and the ferrule effect. No complaints were made by the pa-tient after the surgical procedure. Installation of splinted crowns on teeth 44 and 45 will. The results of this case report indicate that crown lengthening accompa-nied by bone removal can be performed to achieve an appropriate biologic width and the ferrule effect, both of which are needed for restoration.
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TY - CONF AU - Adrianus Wicaksono AU - Sri Lelyati C Masulili PY - 2018/05 DA - 2018/05 TI - Biologic Width Considerations in Crown Lengthening Surgical Procedures: A Case Report BT - 11th International Dentistry Scientific Meeting (IDSM 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/idsm-17.2018.45 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/idsm-17.2018.45 ID - Wicaksono2018/05 ER -