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Crown Lengthening MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Crown Lengthening
Tree Number(s)
E06.323.115
E06.658.578.099
Unique ID
D016556
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016556
Scope Note
Technique combining controlled eruptive TOOTH MOVEMENT TECHNIQUES and incision of the supracrestal gingival attachment to allow for proper restoration of a destroyed or damaged crown of a tooth. Controlled eruption of the tooth is obtained using ORTHODONTIC APPLIANCES. During this eruptive phase, repeated incisions are made at the junctional epithelium of the sulcus and the supracrestal connective tissue to prevent coronal displacement of the gingiva and of the attachment apparatus.
See Also
Orthodontic Extrusion
Public MeSH Note
92
History Note
92
Date Established
1992/01/01
Date of Entry
1991/01/02
Revision Date
2016/07/12
Crown Lengthening Preferred
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