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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 142-145

Lip repositioning surgery: A pioneering technique for perio-esthetics

1 Department of Periodontics and Oral Implantology, SGT Dental College, Hospital and Research Institute, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
2 Department of Pedodontics, Institute of Dental Studies and Technology, Kadrabad, Modinagar, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Periodontist, Private Practice, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0976-237X.128697

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In our esthetic conscious society people are now demanding all types of treatments possible to have a pleasing and attractive personality. A dazzling and beautiful smile can work wonders for anyone's personality. Our smile mirrors our persona, our unique being. However, a beautiful smile comprises of a perfect balance of the white and pink. This imbalance of excessive gingival display (EGD) can be managed by a variety of treatment modalities, depending on accurate diagnosis. This case report demonstrates the successful management of EGD with a lip-repositioning procedure in a patient with incompetent short upper lip. This was accomplished by removing a partial thickness strip of mucosa from the maxillary buccal vestibule and suturing the lip mucosa to the mucogingival line. This resulted in a narrower vestibule and restricted muscle pull, thereby resulting in competent lips and reduced gingival display during smiling.

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