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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

November/December 2003
Volume 34 , Issue 10

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Reestablishing biologic width with forced eruption

Luís Antônio Felippe, DDS, MS; Sylvio Monteiro, Jr, DDS, MS, PhD; Luis Clovis Cardoso Vieira, DDS, MS, PhD; Elito Araujo, DDS, MS, PhD

Pages: 733-738
PMID: 14620262

Maintenance of gingival health is one of the keys for the longevity of teeth, as well as for the longevity of restorations. In this context, the biologic width functions as a barrier against the entrance of microorganisms into the internal medium of the periodontal ligament and into the gingival and osseous connective tissue. This clinical case describes a technique to reestablish the biologic width of a central incisor using forced extrusion and done without post-treatment corrective surgery.

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