Esthetic crown lengthening: a case report

Rodolfo José Gomes de Araújo, Felipe Vilhena Brilhante, Jacy Leite Mattos, Flávia Medeiros Aliverti Alves, Bruna de Fátima Soares do Nascimento, Jéssica Paysano Peres, Perola Alves de Moraes, Thaís Fernandes da Silva


The periodontal plastic surgeries have been valued and sought by people who claim they want to correct “gummy smile”, which happens when one has expose more gum than teeth when smiling. There are many causes for the gummy smile, this scientific article covers four cases of altered passive eruption of the teeth with excess keratinized gingiva. The harmonic smile disturbed aesthetic is a discomfort that troubles many people, especially women. Based what has been discussed so far, this paper has as main objective report clinical cases of esthetic periodontal surgeries osteoplasty made by undergraduate students of the dentistry program. Such techniques promote a more adequate dental exposure and create anharmonical smile on the patient. The cirurgical procedures were indicated based on the analysis of the smiles. After the procedures were made, we conclude the techniques used were suitable based on the satisfaction of the patient and that they were easy to execute in order to obtain an aesthetic smile.

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Journal of Research in Dentistry, University of Southern of Santa Catarina, Santa Catarina, ISSN 2317-5907

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