Correction Of Gummy Smile Due To Altered Passive Eruption: Lip Repositioning And Internal Bevel Gingivectomy - A Case Report

A Case Report - Lip Repositioning And Internal Bevel Gingivectomy

  • Dr. Aakriti Sharma MDS, Department Of Periodontics & Implantology, ITS Dental College, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh
  • Dr. Sanjeev Sharma Senior Lecturer, Department Of Orthodontics, Inderprastha Dental College, Uttar Pradesh
Keywords: Altered passive eruption, Gummy smile, Internal bevel gingivectomy, Lip repositioning.

Abstract

A gummy smile can occur due to: a short upper lip, excessive wear of the teeth due to grinding, vertical maxillary excess or altered passive eruption. Altered passive eruption results in a large portion of the anatomic crown remains covered by the gingiva resulting in a squarish tooth shape. Aim & Objectives: The case report aims to demonstrate the use of perioplastic surgical modalities like lip repositioning along with gingivectomy to treat gummy smile due to altered passive eruption. Inference: These perioplastic procedures lead to predictable outcomes in the treatment of altered passive eruption /gummy smile. Clinical Significance: A careful preoperative planning is required for the postsurgical stability of gingival margins. [Sharma A Natl J Integr Res Med, 2020; 11(4):84-87]

Published
2020-09-01
How to Cite
Dr. Aakriti Sharma, & Dr. Sanjeev Sharma. (2020). Correction Of Gummy Smile Due To Altered Passive Eruption: Lip Repositioning And Internal Bevel Gingivectomy - A Case Report: A Case Report - Lip Repositioning And Internal Bevel Gingivectomy. National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine, 11(4), 84-87. Retrieved from http://nicpd.ac.in/ojs-/index.php/njirm/article/view/2863
Section
Case Report