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CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 266-269

An innovative cosmetic technique called lip repositioning


Department of Periodontology and Implantology, Sardar Patel Post Graduate Institute of Dental and Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Krishna Kumar Gupta
Vijay Nagar, Extension -III-A, Kanpur Road, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-124X.76936

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A clinical report describing the successful use of the lip repositioning technique for the reduction of excessive gingival display. A female patient aged 34 years reported with a chief complaint of gummy smile and was treated with this technique performed under local anesthesia with the main objective to reduce gummy smile by limiting the retraction of elevator muscles (e.g., zygomaticus minor, levator anguli, orbicularis oris, and levator labii superioris). The technique is fulfilled by removing a strip of mucosa from maxillary buccal vestibule and creating a partial thickness flap between mucogingival junction and upperlip musculature, and suturing the lip mucosa with mucogingival junction, resulting in a narrow vestibule and restricted muscle pull, thereby reducing gingival display.


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