Journal of Nepalese Prosthodontic Society

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Abstract

Smile is the jewel of the face, which not only enhances the beauty of the person but also influencesself-confidence. Dental esthetic is composed of white and pink component. The long-term periodontaldisease results in the destruction of the pink component leading to gingival recession in some cases,which results in elongated tooth with black triangle and unesthetic smile. When severe destruction ispresent in the maxillary anterior region surgical reconstruction is unpredictable. This destruction canbe masked with a prosthesis like gingival mask after the control of periodontal disease. This case reportdescribes the use of the gingival mask as a conservative treatment modality for recession, achievingoptimum esthetics and patient satisfaction.

Key words: Gingival mask; gingival recession; gingival veneer


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