Identification and management of passive eruption
Dr Gregori M. Kurtzman, USA
Release date: 04/21/2020
Expiry date: 05/07/2020
Excessive gingival display can affect the total esthetics of a smile, becoming the focus instead of the frame of the smile. This can be the result of passive eruption of the gingival complex as the teeth erupt. The condition of delayed or altered passive eruption exists when the gingival complex remains positioned coronal to the cementoenamel junction with the attachment on the enamel instead of the cementum of the root, giving the appearance of short clinical crowns.
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About the Author
Gregori M. Kurtzman DDS, MAGD, FACD, FADI, FPFA, DICOI, DADIA
He is in private practice in Silver Spring, Md., and is an assistant clinical professor at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Department of Restorative Dentistry. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on the topics of restorative dentistry, endodontics and dental implant surgery and prosthetics. You may contact him via e-mail at email@example.com.