Simultaneous team approach of a crown-lengthening procedure and an operative restoration: Technique and long-term effect

Chuen Chyi Tseng, Kuo Yuan, Wen Li Wang, Yea Huey Melody Chen, Chi Chou Huang, Larry F. Wolff

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Abstract

Traditionally, crown-lengthening procedures to expose subgingival caries for operative restorative work are carried out in a two-stage approach. A disadvantage of this procedure is that the gingival margin associated with the treated tooth moves apically; this may create an esthetic problem. Resin-modified glass-ionomer cement has been demonstrated to have good biocompatibility with dental hard and soft tissues. Surgical and restorative procedures were combined at the same appointment in an effort to achieve a restoration with minimal change in the gingival margin. Four patients have been treated with this one-stage team approach and followed for 8 to 13 months. The clinical results demonstrated this team approach procedure is excellent for the dentition when esthetics is a consideration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-254
Number of pages6
JournalQuintessence International
Volume28
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Apr 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dentistry(all)

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