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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 421-424

Correction of gummy smile: A report of two cases


1 Department of Periodontics, Sri Rajiv Gandhi College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Chola Nagar, Hebbal, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology, The Oxford Dental College, Hospital and Research Center, Bommanahalli, India
3 Department of Prosthodontics, Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Sciences, Hunsmaranahalli, Bangalore, India

Correspondence Address:
Sarita Narayan
Professor and Head, Periodontics, Sri Rajiv Gandhi College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Chola Nagar, Hebbal, R.T. Nagar Post, Bangalore
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-124X.92585

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Cosmetically acceptable smiles show a gingival display of up to 3 mm. Gingival display of greater than 3 mm results in a gummy smile which is often unsightly for the individual and correction is sought. There are a variety of procedures used for surgical crown lengthening. Here, we describe two such cases requiring two different approaches for surgical crown lengthening.


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