Management of gummy smile -a multidisciplinary approach [review]

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Harshini Ravichandran and M G Aarthy

Smile, a person’s ability to express a range of emotions with the structure and movement of the teeth and lips, can often determine how well a person can function in society. A gummy smile is seen usually when more than 3 mm of gingival is visible. The form and position of lips during speech and smiling cannot be changed easily, but the dentist can modify the form of the teeth, interdental papilla, and position of the gingival margin and incisal edges of the teeth. The therapeutics alternative are often multidisciplinary.The excessive gingival display is a common concern among many patients.thus this review focuses on multidisciplinary approach to manage gummy smile. The aim of this review is to elucidate the diagnosis, management and therapeutic options for the treatment of gummy smile.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24327/ijcar.2017.3311.0258