Perio Esthetics: Correction of Gummy Smile by Lip Repositioning

Dr Sandeep Kumar, Consultant& Oral Implantologist, Sharma Dental Clinic Implant & Orthodontic Centre, Westend Plaza, Old Delhi Gurgaon Road, Kapashera Delhi 110037
2021 Journal of Medical Science And clinical Research  
Excessive gingival visualization is a cosmetic problem for patients It is a condition in which there is overexposure of the upper gingiva (> 3mm) during the smile. There are many causes of a gummy smile which includes vertical excess of the maxilla, short overactive upper lip, altered passive eruption, anterior dentoalveolar extrusion, or their combinations The correct diagnosis of all the etiological factors is essential for its correct management. Diverse approaches have been used to
more » ... sh the dentogingival relationship for the management of the gummy smile. Surgical lip repositioning is a conventional surgical technique used to manage excess gingival display. It is a largely unknown treatment modality. This limits the lift of the lips to the smile and increases the fullness of the lips. This technique was designed to be shorter, less aggressive, and have fewer postoperative complications than orthognathic surgery. In the current case series, a patient is presented who has been successfully managed with lip repositioning. This article aims to describe the lip repositioning technique to minimize the gummy smile with a simple surgical procedure.
doi:10.18535/jmscr/v9i1.08 fatcat:v77v3utxcbbjxhuo4pjseb6hbq