Crown Lengthening surgery: An overview
The term 'crown lengthening surgery' refers to a variety of techniques which aim to expose a greater amount of tooth structure around a tooth or group of teeth. The decision to treat and which technique to use will depend upon: the underlying aetiology; a thorough history and examination; results of any supporting investigations and a clear understanding of the intended outcome of treatment. This paper aims to provide an overview of crown lengthening surgery and is illustrated with clinical cases.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2020
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- Primary Dental Journal (PDJ) is the peer reviewed journal of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK). The professional development journal is aimed at the whole primary care team. Each issue focuses on a key topic in primary care dentistry and offers a combination of research, clinical best practice papers and scenario articles which allow the whole dental team to work together to improve standards of patient care.