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Cases Journal

, 2:7608

First Online: 17 September 2009Received: 05 August 2009Accepted: 18 August 2009DOI: 10.4076-1757-1626-2-7608

Cite this article as: Volchansky, A. & Cleaton-Jones, P. Cases Journal 2009 2: 7608. doi:10.4076-1757-1626-2-7608


IntroductionGingival margin position in relation to synthetic crowns and crown length could be etiological factors in gingival health.

Case presentationA 27-year-old male presented with necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis with short clinical crowns suggestive of altered passive eruption. Three years after the initial diagnosis, he presented with crowns on the maxillary incisors. There were short clinical crowns and marked gingival inflammation.

ConclusionPlacement of the crown margin could be an etiological factor in gingival inflammation. Therefore, should the margin be subgingival, equigingival or supragingival?

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Autor: Alf Volchansky - Peter Cleaton-Jones


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