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Esthetic Crown Lengthening

Description:
In this lecture, Dr. Ernesto Lee, director of the Periodontal-Prosthesis Program at the University of Pennsylvania, outlines the biologic, surgical and esthetic parameters that must be adhered to successfully achieve esthetic crown lengthening. Restorative guidelines, including provisionalization are also discussed.

Date Added:
5/16/2010

Author(s):

Ernesto  A. Lee, DMD Ernesto A. Lee, DMD
Dr. Ernesto A. Lee is the Director of the Postgraduate Periodontal Prosthesis Program, and a Clinical Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medic...
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Questions & Comments
YUSUF ALZAYANI - (6/29/2016 1:41 PM)

This presentation is not working. Please admin, can you check what is the problem?

omar mohamed - (11/19/2011 1:22 PM)

thank you dr. for your precious lecture, very informative but i have 2 questions....the 1st is what about the palatal surfaces of the teeth, do we need to make ossoeus reduction and gingivecomy palatally..the 2nd question is if we made pappilla base incision , we can't make osseuos recontouring interdentally so we may impinge on biologic width in these are, please correct me if i am wrong

Richard Akin - (7/24/2011 11:08 AM)

Excellent video and a great review. Your surgical guides were very well prepared. -Richard

David Garber - (9/3/2010 10:26 AM)

Sam, while we have used use specific lasers for hard tissue and bone reduction , the transulcular approach is very limiting to small amounts of crestal bone - -in addition as this vertical reduction is done. the bone topography gets thicker and the clinician cannot thin it out bucco-lingually . . so the problem is access, - - the pieso is very useful but again best used with at least a mini-flap - -healing research which was coauthored by Vercellotti shows accelerated healing and decreased inflammation as comparedto rotary instruments . . the issue remains access and being able to accurately visualise. .

David Garber - (9/3/2010 10:26 AM)

Sam, while we have used use specific lasers for hard tissue and bone reduction , the transulcular approach is very limiting to small amounts of crestal bone - -in addition as this vertical reduction is done. the bone topography gets thicker and the clinician cannot thin it out bucco-lingually . . so the problem is access, - - the pieso is very useful but again best used with at least a mini-flap - -healing research which was coauthored by Vercellotti shows accelerated healing and decreased inflammation as comparedto rotary instruments . . the issue remains access and being able to accurately visualise. .

Larry West - (8/26/2010 8:36 AM)

What type of suture does Dr. Lee recommend and please describe position of sutures for to eliminate pressure on papillae

Larry West - (8/26/2010 8:36 AM)

What type of suture does Dr. Lee recommend and please describe position of sutures for to eliminate pressure on papillae

Naresh Patel - (5/23/2010 2:20 PM)

Great lecture, but is there any way that the quality of the sound can be improved?

Sam Busich - (5/15/2010 3:21 PM)

This is an absolutely excellent educational tool for those performing crown lengthening procedures. Are some on this blog using a "closed sulcular laser" approach advocated by some laser companies?? I am concerned about heat, damage to the attachment apparatus an a blind approach?? Are some doing this closed approach utilizing the Piezo surgery device?? It seems that these are possibly much easier on the patient and the clinician if they actually work. Any studies?? thanks Sam

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