Esthetic Crown Lengthening Involving Dental Implants and Natural Teeth: A Case Study

Bassam M Kinaia, Kiran Agarwal, Maanas Shah
2016 Periodontics and Prosthodontics  
Objective: This paper presents a rare management of excessive gingival display around dental implants and natural teeth using a minimally invasive approach to reduce peri-implant soft tissue with limited osseous reduction around natural teeth. It highlights esthetic crown lengthening procedure creating symmetrical gingival margins in the maxillary anterior region around dental implants and natural teeth. Clinical considerations: Excessive gingival display or gummy smile may adversely impact
more » ... ent's appearance leading to esthetic concerns. Careful management of soft tissues around dental implants differs than that around teeth to achieve esthetic results. A technique is presented to esthetically and biologically align the gingival margins in areas of implants and natural teeth. It combines soft tissue reduction for implants with limited osseous and soft tissue reduction around natural teeth to achieve symmetrical results. Conclusion: Based on objectively evaluating the results using PES and WES parameters, esthetic results can be achieved around natural teeth and implants with excessive gingival display, through establishing a natural harmonious smile with stable outcomes at 24 months follow up.
doi:10.21767/2471-3082.100019 fatcat:wd3dnrvckrcfpbun7bsjqxvctm