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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 56-60

Odontoplasty associated with clinical crown lengthening in management of extensive crown destruction

1 Department of Semiology and Clinics, Faculty of Dentistry, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
2 Department of Periodontics, Dental Research Division, Guarulhos University, Guarulhos, São Paulo, Brazil
3 Department of Stomatology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Correspondence Address:
Josué Martos
Department of Semiology and Clinics, College of Dentistry, Gonçalves Chaves st. 457, Pelotas, RS 96015-560
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0972-0707.92608

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Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcome of teeth submitted to odontoplasty during clinical crown lengthening surgery (CCLS), when compared to their contralateral non-operated teeth. Materials and Methods: Fourteen patients submitted to odontoplasty during CCLS were evaluated according to plaque index, bleeding on probing, probing depth and final restoration outcome (total success, relative success and failure). Results: The mean follow-up period was 13.57 (± 8.00) months, and ranged from 6 to 24 months. Twelve cases presented total success of the final rehabilitation and 2 cases presented relative success. The cases of relative success were due to the necessity for a new periodontal intervention (scalling). No differences were observed with respect to periodontal parameters (P>0.05) and the patients that showed relative success presented generalized poor oral hygiene. Conclusions: The odontoplasty during clinical crown lengthening surgery is a feasible procedure in the management of extensive crown destruction.

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