SUPERIOR AND INFERIOR LABIAL FRENULUM: CLINICAL STUDY OF MORPHOLOGY, POSITION OF ATTACHMENT, AND INFLUENCE ON ORAL HYGIENE

A study was carried out to evaluate morphology and position of attachment of the superior and inferior labial frenulum. One hundred patients were evaluated. In this sample, the simple labial frenulum was the most prevalent. Superior frenulum insertion was most frequently found in the attached gingiva, while insertion of the lower frenulum was predominantly located in the alveolar mucosa. The mean distance from the frenulum attachment to the gingival margin was 4.4 mm for the superior frenulum, and 5.6 mm for the inferior labial frenulum

Labial frenum; Labial frenum; Oral hygiene


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