CBCT assessment for aesthetic crown lengthening
Here is a CBCT which has been marked to show how one can assess the amount of tissue and bone there is present as well as where the bone and the soft tissue is in relation to the CEJ. This makes the assessment of a type 1A or B or type 2 A or B altered passive eruption and will allow one to assess how much bone and soft tissue needs to be removed in order to expose the full crown. It can also be used for aesthetic crown lengthening to assess the biological width as each person is different. This is a critical tool in our planning and can be used with the DSD to assess how much tissue and bone removal can be done and if it is possible to remove enough to get the ideal without exposing the tooth root.