LipStaT- Know Where, When and How? ZD05-ZD07
SGT University, Gurugram, Haryana, India.
Excessive Gingival Display (EGD) is an aesthetic concern affecting a considerable section of the population. Labial hyperactivity, gingival overgrowth, delayed passive eruption, vertical maxillary excess or a combination of them may result in excessive gingival appearance. LipStaT was similar technique to first introduced by Rubinstein and Kostianovskyâ€™s in 1973 for treatment of high smile lines. Here, a case of 22-year-old female patient who reported with the chief complaint of gummy smile has been discussed. On extra-oral examination, the face was found to be bilaterally symmetrical with competent lips. Intraorally, gingival display was 6 mm during dynamic smile which extended from premolar to premolar. The treatment planned was to surgically minimise the gingival display in her smile using LipStaT Technique. The present paper also discuss in detail about the indications of LipStaT, clinical case selection, treatment and possible complications.