Lip Line

The lip line is an important consideration for dental implantology. There are two lip lines — upper and lower. The lip line frames the anterior teeth that supports the lips, and is plays a significant role in the aesthetics of a patient’s smile. Ideally, a surgeon will be able to create an implant plan that reconciles lip and teeth positioning harmoniously. Prior to recommending dental implants, a dentist will evaluate the lip line and where it currently sits on the patient’s face in relation to their teeth and other facial structures. Lip lines are influenced by a variety of factors, including the shape of a patient’s lips and whether they are thin or full, the width and dimension of the oral cavity, and how visible supporting teeth are. It’s also important for a dental implant surgeon to verify that there is enough healthy ginvigal tissue to provide support.