Dental Education
Online Dental Education Dental education lectures and videos Online dental ce Dental education articles Expert dental educators Dental products education Dental Community
 
Dental Publication / Article Details

Laser Assisted Crown Lengthening Laser Assisted Crown Lengthening

Author(s):

Ernesto A. Lee, DMD

Date Added:

1/3/2007


Summary:

Clinical scenarios where crown lengthening procedures are indicated within the esthetic zone require special consideration to achieve predictable restorative results. Whether they are performed for the purposes of exposing sound tooth structure, or to enhance the appearance of the definitive restorations, these procedures must be planned to satisfy biologic requirements, while simultaneously avoiding deleterious esthetic effects. The implementation of diagnostic criteria, along with evidence-based surgical and restorative protocols, in addition to state-of-the-art instrumentation, such as soft-tissue lasers, may assist the clinician in maximizing predictability when treating the esthetic zone.

Related Articles
Lip Repositioning for Reduction of Excessive Gingival Display: A Clinical Report

Lip Repositioning for Reduction of Excessive Gingival Display: A Clinical Report
This case report demonstrates the successful management of excessive gingival display with a lip-repositioning procedure.

Author(s): Ari Rosenblatt, DMD, DDS; Ziv Simon, DMD, MSc
View Article>>
Influence of Thin Mucosal Tissues on Crestal Bone Stability Around Implants With Platform Switching: A 1-year Pilot Study

Influence of Thin Mucosal Tissues on Crestal Bone Stability Around Implants With Platform Switching: A 1-year Pilot Study
The aim of this pilot study was to determine what effect thin mucosal tissues can have on crestal bone stability around implants with platform switching. Within the limitations of this pilot study it can be concluded that implants with platform switching did not preserve crestal bone better in comparison with implants with traditional implant-abutment connection if, at the time of implant placement, thin mucosal tissues were present.

Author(s): Tomas Linkevicius, DDS, Dip Pros, PhD;Peteris Apse, Prof, DDS, Dip Pros, MSc (Toronto); Dr hab Med (Latvia); Simonas Grybauskas, DDS, MOS, RCSEd, PhD; Algirdas Puisys, DDS
View Article>>
Soft Tissue Procedures Related to Dental Implant Surgery

Soft Tissue Procedures Related to Dental Implant Surgery
Clinicians often encounter an insufficient amount of keratinized soft tissue in the proposed implant site. When this occurs, the question arises: Should the necessary softtissue manipulation be performed before, during, or after placement of the implant? There are three answers or scenarios for this question, according to Lee Silverstein, DDS, associate professor at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Author(s): Lee H. Silverstein, DDS, MS, FACD, FICD
View Article>>
Related Videos
Dento-Facial Esthetics in Search of Equilibrium Premium Member Content

Dento-Facial Esthetics in Search of Equilibrium
Dr. Rogerio Zambonato outlines new perspectives on dento-facial esthetic paradigms that aim at bringing into equilibrium function, health and comfort along with the alignment of dento-facial parameters of beauty.

Presented By: Rogério Zambonato Freitas, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Lecture
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Growth Factors; The Next Step in Achieving Ideal Regeneration Premium Member Content

Growth Factors; The Next Step in Achieving Ideal Regeneration
The aim of dentistry is to provide esthetics and function for our patients. Using hard and soft tissue regeneration techniques we have the ability to rebuild what has been lost to disease or trauma. Whether we are regenerating lost tissue around teeth or developing an ideal implant site, growth factors are a powerful asset that help make regenerative procedures more predictable while reducing patient morbidity. This webinar review regeneration techniques and will discuss the popular growth factors available today and demonstrate their clinical use.

Presented By: Avi Schetritt, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Cosmetic Crown Lengthening Premium Member Content

Cosmetic Crown Lengthening
Cosmetic crown lengthening

Presented By: Maurice Salama, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Related Courses
Crown Lengthening in Comprehensive Esthetic Therapy: The Complete Surgical Video A to Z Premium Member Content

Crown Lengthening in Comprehensive Esthetic Therapy: The Complete Surgical Video A to Z
In this complete surgical video, Dr. David Wong performs an esthetic crown lengthening procedure to address a "gummy smile" as part of comprehensive therapy and smile enhancement. Dr. Wong will outline the indications for crown lengthening surgery as opposed to orthognathic correction. The surgical video will demonstrate the complete crown lengthening surgery, including incision design, flap management and instrumentation. In addition, suturing and post-operative care will also be outlined in detail.

Presented By: David Wong, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Esthetic Periodontal Surgery: Making Recession Defects Disappear by Grafting Premium Member Content

Esthetic Periodontal Surgery: Making Recession Defects Disappear by Grafting
Expert discussion of soft tissue grafting; first an overview of current trends, the second showing a specific allograft technique for treating multiple adjacent recession defects.

Presented By: Edward P. Allen, DDS, PhD.
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Prosthetic Soft Tissue Development From Single to Full Arch Reconstruction Premium Member Content

Prosthetic Soft Tissue Development From Single to Full Arch Reconstruction
In addition to surgical intervention is the creation of the specific emergence profile that is essential in the aesthetic zone. The emergence profile composed of 2 parts, the abutment and the subgingival part of the crown. The shape of abutment can be individually shaped so that it gives natural appearance and varies individually (depending on the depth, angulation and diameter of the implant). Sometimes it even dictates the implant position. From a surgical perspective, soft tissue height, position and thickness need to be diagnosed and corrected when needed. From the prosthetic point of view, the emergence profile has to be created to mimic the natural appearance and maintained over time in respect to the biological changes. The course teaches step by step how to be successful with implant prosthetics from single tooth, partially edentulous to full arch reconstruction.

Presented By: Marius Steigmann, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Download Now

Important!

To view this dental publication or article, you must be a registered user of Dental XP. If you are already a member, click here to login.

Registration is free and only takes several minutes. Dental XP will never spam you, or sell your information.

Join For Free


Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use
©2014

Preferred Language: English Flag
Contact Us · Login · Register