Soft tissue blueprint for precise aesthetic smile: Case report

Maria Jessica Anggakusuma 1, Erlin Tjokrodiardjo 1 and Chiquita Prahasanti 2, *

1 Post-Graduate Periodontics Resident, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya 60132, Indonesia.
2 Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya 60132, Indonesia.
Case Study
World Journal of Advanced Research and Reviews, 2024, 22(03), 1036–1039
Article DOI: 10.30574/wjarr.2024.22.3.0921
Publication history: 
Received on 13 February 2024; revised on 19 March 2024; accepted on 22 March 2024
Background: The periodontal soft tissues are an important determinant of pink and white esthetics. Management of the soft tissues that frame each tooth is crucial to aesthetic smile design. The use of blueprint can aid in determining the pre-treatment profile for teeth and create the optimum smile for the patients.
Case: A 27-year-old female has smile esthetic problem due to square-ish maxilla front teeth, and showing too much gum. Patient is aesthetic demanding and requesting for correction.
Case management: Soft tissue blueprint followed by wax-up and individual surgical template was made before the surgery to preview the proposal of future smile. Aesthetic crown lengthening was performed using gingivectomy technique by diode laser. Oral hygiene instruction is given during healing time.
Conclusion: High- aesthetic demand on having a perfect smile can be achieved by developing an aesthetic proposal and subsequent blueprint. The use of surgical template can aid in precise and optimum result.
Soft tissue blueprint; Gummy smile; Aesthetic crown lengthening; Dentistry; Health outcome
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