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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 175-179

Atraumatic surgical extrusion using periotome in esthetic zone: A case series

1 Department of Periodontics, St. Joseph Dental College, Duggirala, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Periodontics, CKS Teja Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Department of Periodontics, SIBAR Institute of Dental Sciences, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

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P Mohan Kumar
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-0707.108213

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Several techniques have been proposed for clinical crown lengthening procedures. Crown lengthening in esthetic zone can be classified in two basic types: Restorative and non-restorative cases after the crown lengthening is executed. Atraumatic surgical extrusion using a specially designed instrument called periotome was performed in four cases on isolated teeth in esthetic zone. The technique presented is an alternative approach to periodontal surgical procedures consisting orthodontic extrusion and osseous recontouring. It does not result in functional or esthetic deformities especially in the anterior esthetic zone.

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