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Correcting gingival smile through flapless osteotomy: Predictability with minimal morbidity

Bruna Barbosa Corrêa, Bernardo Born Passoni, João Gustavo Oliveira de Souza, Armando Rodrigues Lopes Pereira Neto, César Augusto Magalhães Benfatti

Esthetic crown lengthening might be a possible alternative to correct or minimize gingival smile or slight discrepancies in esthetic gingival margin. Traditionally, this procedure is performed using flap elevation and subsequent osteotomy/osteoplasty. However, in very specific cases, such procedure can be performed through the gingival sulcus with micro-chisels and without the need for flap elevation. his article demonstrates, indicates and discusses, based on a case report, the possibility of correction of gingival smile by means of the flapless osteotomy technique.

Keywords: Periodontics. Smile. Dental esthetics. Flaps.

How to cite: Corrêa BB, Passoni BB, Souza JGO, Pereira Neto ARL, Benfatti CAM. Correcting gingival smile through flapless osteotomy: Predictability with minimal morbidity. Dental Press Implantol. 2014 Apr-June;8(2):64-9. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14436/2237-650X.8.2.064-069.oar

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