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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 47-50

Evaluation of effectiveness of management of excessive gingival display (Gummy Smile) with lip reposition procedure: A case series


1 Department of Periodontics, Swargiya Dadasaheb Kalmegh Smruti Dental College and Hospital, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Periodontics, Sharad Pawar Dental College, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Sneha S Puri
Department of Periodontics, Swargiya Dadasaheb Kalmegh Smruti Dental College and Hospital, Hingna, Nagpur - 441 110, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_17_21

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Background and Aim: Excessive gingival display can be managed by a variety of treatment modalities, depending on the specific diagnosis. Lip repositioning surgery is a largely unknown and underutilized treatment modality for excessive gingival display. The aim of the present study was to minimize gingival display with a lip reposition procedure. Materials and Methods: A total of three patients with a gummy smile were selected for the study. This case report demonstrates the successful management of excessive gingival display with a lip-repositioning procedure. This is accomplished by removing a strip of mucosa from the maxillary buccal vestibule, then suturing the lip mucosa to the mucogingival line. Results: The procedure resulted in a narrower vestibule and restricted muscle pull, thereby reducing gingival display during smiling. Conclusion: The lip repositioning technique to decrease the amount of gingival display proved to be more conservative and provided a good esthetic outcome.


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