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Esthetic management of the upper labial frenum: A novel frenectomy technique .

Bagga, Sukhchain and Bhat, Mahalinga K and Bhat, Subraya G and Thomas, Betsy S (2006) Esthetic management of the upper labial frenum: A novel frenectomy technique . Quintessence International , 37 (10 ). pp. 819-823.

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Abstract

An abnormal upper labial frenum is capable of retracting the gingival margin, creating a diastema, limiting lip movement, and in cases of a high smile line, affecting esthetics also. When an abnormal frenum is present, frenectomy is advised. This technique has been modified in many ways. But in most of the techniques the zone of attached gingiva and esthetics are not considered. This case report highlights a new technique of frenectomy that results in good esthetics, excellent color match, gain in attached gingiva, and healing by primary intention at the site of the thick, extensive abnormal frenum

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: attached gingiva, diastema, esthetics, frenectomy, frenum
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Periodontology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2011 07:07
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2011 07:07
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/214

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