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Biologic width and crown lengthening: case reports and review.
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PMID:  20829153     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The biologic width includes both the connective tissue attachment and the junctional epithelium and has a mean dimension of approximately 2 mm. Invading the biologic width with a restoration can result in localized crestal bone loss, gingival recession, localized gingival hyperplasia, or a combination of these three. When restoring teeth that have subgingival caries or fractures below the gingival attachment, a clinical crown-lengthening procedure is needed to establish the biologic width. This article presents three case reports that utilized crown-lengthening procedures.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  General dentistry     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0363-6771     ISO Abbreviation:  Gen Dent     Publication Date:    2010 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-10     Completed Date:  2010-12-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610466     Medline TA:  Gen Dent     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e200-5     Citation Subset:  D    
University of Maryland Dental School in Baltimore, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Alveolar Bone Loss / etiology
Connective Tissue / anatomy & histology
Crown Lengthening / methods*
Dental Caries / therapy
Dental Prosthesis Design
Dental Restoration, Permanent / adverse effects
Denture, Partial, Fixed
Epithelial Attachment / anatomy & histology
Gingiva / anatomy & histology*
Gingival Hyperplasia / etiology
Gingival Recession / etiology
Middle Aged
Orthodontic Extrusion
Post and Core Technique
Surgical Flaps
Tooth Fractures / therapy

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