Use of a Surgical Guide in a Crown-Lengthening Procedure to Improve the Aesthetics of the Interdental Papillae: A Case Report
Keywords:Surgical crown lengthening, surgical guide, anterior aesthetics
Aim: This case report describes the use of a surgical guide in a crown-lengthening procedure to improve the aesthetics of the anterior interdental papillae in an adult female patient.
Methodology: A 40-year-old female underwent a crown-lengthening procedure with guidance provided by a surgical template to correct unsatisfactory aesthetics in the anterior gingiva and prosthesis.
Results: The patient’s functional and aesthetic expectations were met successfully with interdisciplinary treatment, including surgical crown lengthening and the placement of all-ceramic restorations.
Conclusions: This case showed that satisfactory anterior aesthetics can be achieved by comprehensive examination, careful planning of treatment employing a surgical guide, and prosthodontist–periodontist teamwork, even in the complete absence of interdental papillae.
How to cite this article: Kılıç D, Alkan BA, Kılıç K. Use of a Surgical Guide in a Crown-Lengthening Procedure to Improve the Aesthetics of the Interdental Papillae: A Case Report. Int Dent Res 2012;2:75-80.
Linguistic Revision: The English in this manuscript has been checked by at least two professional editors, both native speakers of English.