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Laser Assisted Crown Lengthening Laser Assisted Crown Lengthening

Author(s):

Ernesto A. Lee, DMD

Date Added:

1/3/2007


Summary:

Clinical scenarios where crown lengthening procedures are indicated within the esthetic zone require special consideration to achieve predictable restorative results. Whether they are performed for the purposes of exposing sound tooth structure, or to enhance the appearance of the definitive restorations, these procedures must be planned to satisfy biologic requirements, while simultaneously avoiding deleterious esthetic effects. The implementation of diagnostic criteria, along with evidence-based surgical and restorative protocols, in addition to state-of-the-art instrumentation, such as soft-tissue lasers, may assist the clinician in maximizing predictability when treating the esthetic zone.

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