Management of an Adult with Class III Malocclusion, Gummy Smile, and Spaced Dentition

Sameera Babar, John Calamia, Jerry M. Sorrel

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Abstract

This case report presents an interdisciplinary approach to achieve functioning occlusion and an aesthetically pleasing smile. This patient's concerns were spacing between upper front teeth and a gummy smile. The case was evaluated, and treatment was planned using a multidisciplinary approach. The patient rejected the option of orthognathic surgery to correct a skeletal problem. Treatment included orthodontics, osteoplasty, gingivoplasty, and porcelain veneer restorations to achieve the desired aesthetic result. Comprehensive orthodontics resulted in a functionally stable occlusion. Space distribution between maxillary anterior teeth with adequate overjet and overbite relationships allowed for conservative preparation to receive porcelain veneer restorations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)665-674
Number of pages10
JournalDental Clinics of North America
Volume59
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2015

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Dental Porcelain
Dentition
Malocclusion
Orthodontics
Gingivoplasty
Tooth
Overbite
Orthognathic Surgery
Esthetics
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Aesthetics
  • Class III malocclusion
  • Multidiscipline

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  • Dentistry(all)

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Management of an Adult with Class III Malocclusion, Gummy Smile, and Spaced Dentition. / Babar, Sameera; Calamia, John; Sorrel, Jerry M.

In: Dental Clinics of North America, Vol. 59, No. 3, 01.07.2015, p. 665-674.

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