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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 656-660

Treatment of gummy smile: Gingival recontouring with the containment of the elevator muscle of the upper lip and wing of nose. A surgery innovation technique


1 Professor of Periodontics, Professional Masters Program in Clinical Dentistry, Positivo University, Curitiba, PR, Brazil
2 Postgraduate Student, Positivo University, Curitiba, PR, Brazil
3 Department of Periodontology, Positivo University, Curitiba, PR, Brazil

Correspondence Address:
Carmen Lucia Mueller Storrer
Positivo University, Rua: Professor Pedro Viriato Parigot de Souza, 5300, Campo Comprido - Curitiba - PR - CEP: 81280-330
Brazil
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-124X.142468

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The containment of the elevator muscle of the upper lip and wing of nose was used for the treatment of patients with gummy smile. This technique had corrected esthetic alterations of smile, reducing the upper lip elevation, which results in a smaller gingival display. An upper lip lengthening as well as a reduction in the upper lip shortening when the patient smiled could be observed. The high smile line was corrected without compromising the labial harmony. This study presents an innovative and effective therapeutic option to obtain a natural and harmonious smile. The patient expressed a high degree of satisfaction.


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