Edition V08N02 | Year 2014 | Editorial Artigo Inédito | Pages 64 to 69
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.
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.