Coronally positioned vestibule for gummy smile

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Gummy smile represent excessive gingival display in the maxilla upon smiling. This case report aims to explain the alternative surgical method to treat gummy smile by positioning the vestibule more coronally. This method advantageous because the surgical is performed without reduction of vertical dimension of labial mucosa. A 40-year-old female presenting the esthetic problem of excessive gingival display when smiling. The surgical is performed on the vestibule of the left to right second premolar in order to positioning the vestibule more coronally. One month after surgery, excessive gingival display has been significantly reduced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)707-710
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of International Dental and Medical Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Coronally vestibule
  • Gummy smile
  • Periodontal aesthetic


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