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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

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

February 1994
Volume 25 , Issue 2

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Lengthening clinical crowns--A solution for specific periodontal, restorative, and esthetic problems

Wolffe/van der Weijden/Spanauf/de Quincey

Pages: 81-88
PMID: 8183981

Crown-lengthening procedures can provide solutions for specific periodontal, restorative, or esthetic problems. Frequently, there is a distinct relationship between difficulties arising from periodontal anomalies and clinical problems associated with restorative or esthetic dentistry. The aim of crown lengthening, irrespective of the m ethod employed, is to provide a healthy and stable dentogingival complex. To achieve this goal, it seems appropriate to take into consideration the dimensions of the biologic width. The indications and treatment modalities for lengthening clinical crowns are discussed.

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