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Modern Research in Dentistry

Aesthethic Crown Lengthening Surgery Guided By Cone-Beam Computed Tomography- A 6 Months Follow-Up Case

  • Open or Close Dias RO1*, Bonzanini NP2, Suzuki FAR1, Camargo QRJ1, Yashiki BM1 and Nascimento FD3

    1Department of Periodontics, University of Mogi das Cruzes-UMC, Brazil

    2Departmentof Oral Radiology, University of Mogi das Cruzes-UMC, Brazil

    3University of Mogi das Cruzes-UMC, Brazil

    *Corresponding author: Rafael de Oliveira Dias, Department of periodontics, University of Mogi das Cruzes- UMC, Rua Dr. Cândido Xavier de Almeida e Souza, 200- Sala 1S-15, Zip Code: 08780-911, Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil

Submission: November 10, 2017; Published: January 04, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/MRD.2018.01.000514

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The excessive gingival display is anesthetic problem that can affect patient simile. This aesthetic unwelcome issue can be caused by altered passive eruption and a surgical treatment can be required. The diagnosis and treatment plan are performed in these cases by using a manual probe, the cementenamel junction is located, and the gingival excess evaluated. However, this procedure is complex, and an experienced examiner is required to perform it properly. Based on it, the cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) technique became an interesting alternative approach. The aim of this study is present a 6 months follow-up case of aesthetic crown lengthening guided by CBCT. According to the case reported above, the cone-beam computed tomography wearing a plastic lip retractor is a useful and predictable tool in the diagnosis and planning of aesthetic crown lengthening surgery.

Keywords: Gummy smile; Cone beam computed tomography; Crown lengthening

Abbreviations: CBTC: Cone Beam Computed Tomography; CJE: Cement Enamel Junction; BC: Bone Crest; GM: Gingival Margin

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