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Modified frenectomy: a review of 3 cases with concerns for esthetics.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23928441     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The maxillary labial frenum is a normal anatomical structure in the oral cavity. An abnormal labial frenum causes localized gingival recession and midline diastema, both of which can interfere with oral hygiene procedures, and eventually affect esthetics. When the frenum maintains its high papillary attachment, frenectomy is the treatment of choice. Though this technique has undergone many modifications, the zone of attachment and esthetics in the anterior maxillary region have been neglected. This article highlights a new frenectomy technique that results in good esthetics, excellent color match, gain in attached gingiva, and healing by primary intention at the site of thick, extensive abnormal frena.
Authors:
Prashant A Bhusari; Shiras Verma; Shubhra Maheshwari; Sphoorthi Belludi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  General dentistry     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0363-6771     ISO Abbreviation:  Gen Dent     Publication Date:  2013 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-08-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610466     Medline TA:  Gen Dent     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  56-9     Citation Subset:  D    
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