Aesthetic Crown Lengthening: Case Reports

2024 • Volume 18 • Issue 2

Brenna Souza Passaroni; Marcio Eduardo Vieira Falabella & Matheus Mendonça Falabella



The crown lengthening is indicated for aesthetic purposes, exposure of subgingival caries, crown fractures or a combination of these, which can be characterized as aesthetic or functional, related to restorative indications, and restoration of biological width. Several factors need to be evaluated in the aesthetic planning for optimizing the smile, with the inclusion of an increase in the clinical crown, emphasizing the quality of the thin or thick periodontal phenotype, an adequate band of keratinized tissue and the size of the biological width. A correct diagnosis of the gummy smile etiology, as well as an assessment of clinical characteristics and anatomical dimensions, is of fundamental importance prior to the patient’s approach. It determines and guide decisions regarding the possibilities of treatment and prognosis of cases. The aim of this study was to report two cases of cosmetic periodontal surgery with techniques commonly used for this purpose: gingivectomy and flap surgery with osteotomy.

KEY WORDS: crown lengthening, gingivectomy, osteotomy, esthetics.


How to cite this article

SOUZA PASSARONI, B.; VIEIRA FALABELLA, M. E. & MENDONÇA FALABELLA, M. Aesthetic crown lengthening: Case reports. Int. J. Odontostomat., 18(2):194-199, 2024.


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