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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 437412, 4 pages
Case Report

Aesthetic Surgical Crown Lengthening Procedure

1Dental Research Division, Department of Periodontology, Guarulhos University, Guarulhos, SP, Brazil
2College of Santa Teresa, Santa Teresa, ES, Brazil
3Department of Medical, Oral and Biotechnological Sciences, University of Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Italy

Received 18 June 2015; Accepted 18 August 2015

Academic Editor: Mariano A. Polack

Copyright © 2015 Pablo Santos de Oliveira et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The aim of this case report was to describe the surgical sequence of crown lengthening to apically reposition the dentogingival complex, in addition to an esthetic restorative procedure. Many different causes can be responsible for short clinical crown. In these cases, the correct execution of a restorative or prosthetic rehabilitation requires an increasing of the crown length. According to the 2003 American Academy of Periodontology (Practice Profile Survey), crown lengthening is the most habitual surgical periodontal treatment.