dental xp logo







soft tissue




excessive gingival display man...


Sign In


Excessive Gingival Display Managed by Surgical Lip Reposition, Aesthetic Crown Lengthening and Veneers

Video Details

Video Presenter(s):

Kenneth Valladares,

Date Posted:


Add Rating :

Video Overview

Excessive gingival display can be managed by a variety of treatment modalities, depending on the etiology. Mild and moderate gummy smiles can be successfully treated by periodontal plastic surgery, however for excessive gingival display as in cases of VME II or III with 5 to 8 mm or more of gingival exposure this procedure is not enough. Many patients decline the more invasive Le Fort osteotomy and opt for a less invasive surgical lip repositioning procedure. Currently Botox is used as alternative, but this is only a temporary treatment with very short effectiveness. That is why we suggest surgical lip repositioning as an effective procedure to reduce gingival display by positioning the upper lip in a more coronal location. The long-term stability of the results remains to be seen, but it holds promise as an alternative treatment to more invasive procedures



No Comments

You must be signed in to leave a comment

Add a Comment

Presented By


Kenneth Valladares

Dr. Kenneth P. Valladares Graduated from Central University College of Dentistry with DDS (Ecuador, 1995). Certificate in Prosthodontics from INCAFOE (Ecuador, 1997). Certificate ...See Bio

Related Content


Fully Guided Implant Digital Workflow

Apr 6, 2023

This course we will focus on the treatment planning, surgery and conversion appointments and help pa...
Watch Video

Soft Tissue for Pontic Implant Sites in the Esthetic Area

Mar 24, 2023

Dental implants have become a common treatment in the dental office. If the clinician wants to achie...
Watch Video

Free Gingival Grafts - Return of the Mack

Mar 10, 2023

Clinicians are often encountered with soft tissue deficiencies which can compromise the long term st...
Watch Video