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Lip Repositioning for Reduction of Excessive Gingival Display: A Clinical Report Lip Repositioning for Reduction of Excessive Gingival Display: A Clinical Report

Author(s):

Ari Rosenblatt, DMD, DDS; Ziv Simon, DMD, MSc

Date Added:

12/10/2009


Summary:

Excessive gingival display can be managed by a variety of treatment modalities, depending on the specific diagnosis. 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. This results in a narrower vestibule and restricted muscle pull, thereby reducing gingival display during smiling.

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