PDF: Periodontal Plastic Surgery performed in clinically short crowns for prosthetic rehabilitation

Currently, esthetics is paramount in all dental procedures, and patients are encouraged to entertain high expectations.

It has thus become one of the main goals to attain when performing any treatment. Periodontal surgery can help in some cases to achieve this aim by providing a harmonious smile.

Conditions which might affect esthetic harmony are: papillae loss, confined ridge defects, gingival recession, excessive gingival display, delayed passive eruption, lack of keratinized gingiva, gingival tattoo, unsightly gingival texture and aberrant frenum/muscle position.

Analysis of face and smile must be achieved in order to treat excessive gingival exposition or delayed passive eruption cases. The analysis must encompass height, shape and facial profile of the patient as well as his/her age and gender.

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