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Crown lengthening is a procedure widely used in periodontal practice, for esthetic procedures and also for pre-prosthetic ones; situation that is present with great frequency in the daily practice in periodontics. It is very important the knowledge of the anatomic structures of the periodontal anatomy in order to do a proper surgical procedure, preceded by a deep clinical and radiological exam and a pertinent treatment prosthetic plan. It is also important that the clinician knows all the surgical techniques, because not all the procedures need the same approach and there are certain anatomic and surgical characteristics that must be taken in concern at the moment of planning a surgical crown lengthening.


In this article we present a clinical case where it is integrated the periodontal and prosthetic discipline.

Carlos Bernardo Aguelo, Universidad del Valle. Cali, Colombia.

Odontólogo. Estudiante Postgrado de Periodoncia. Escuela de Odontología.

Juan Manuel Rico, Universidad del Valle. Cali, Colombia.

Odontólogo. Estudiante Postgrado de Periodoncia. Escuela de Odontología.

Pablo Emilio Molano, Universidad del Valle. Cali, Colombia.

Odontólogo periodoncista. Profesor, Escuela de Odontología.

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