Aesthetic Lip Repositioning Procedure
In this case, a crown lengthening of the upper teeth and a lip repositioning procedure were performed.
During the first consultation, I informed the patient that because of the severity of her gummy smile, a crown lengthening was not going to be sufficient to address her concern. Her diagnosis was a combination of :
- Vertical maxillary excess (excessive bulging protrusion of the upper jaw bone)
- Short clinical crown (excess of gum tissue covering a portion of the teeth that should be exposed)
- Hyper-active lip (the muscle that elevates the upper lip raise the lip to a level higher than normal)
Hyperactive lips are frequently thin. After the lip repositioning procedure, the lip also becomes slightly everted, creating a fuller, plumper lip.
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