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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 38-40

Management of an abutment with less clinical crown height by preserving biological width through an interdisciplinary approach

1 Department of Periodontics, Al Azhar Dental College, Thodupuzha, Kerala, India
2 Department of Periodontics, Mar Baselios Dental College, Kothamangalam, Kerala, India
3 Department of Prosthodontics, Mar Baselios Dental College, Kothamangalam, Kerala, India
4 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Science, Kothamangalam, Kerala, India

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Senny Thomas Parackal
Department of Periodontics, Al Azhar Dental College, Thodupuzha, Kerala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2229-5194.94191

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The success of fixed partial dentures and crowns depends to a great extent on the prevention of infringement of the biological width. This case report discusses a crown-lengthening procedure that permits successful placement of prosthesis with good prognosis, by preservation of the biologic width. This article also reviews the various aspects of crown lengthening, highlighting the importance of comprehensive treatment planning with an interdisciplinary approach.

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