frenum

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frenum

[′frē·nəm]
(anatomy)
A fold of tissue that restricts the movements of an organ.
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Hence, the treatment plan was the removal of loosened FPD along with the extraction of 21 followed by correction of high labial frenum.
Caption: Figure 3: Absent maxillary lateral incisors and mandibular incisors, large maxillary labial frenum, multiple accessory labial frenula, midline diastema, mandibular anterior ridge defect, and crossbite.
There is a wide midline dia- stema and hypoplastic labial frenum.
Caption: Figure 1: Clinical picture showing pre-operative image of the lesion obliterating the labial frenum, causing displacement of incisors
Over the years, the relationship between the maxillary midline diastema and the labial frenum has been the subject of much controversy and confusion.
Fusion of labial mucosa in the upper lip with gingiva over the alveolus of the incisor region obliterating the labial sulcus with thickening in the labial frenum area was seen (7).
A mucosal overgrowth was observed in the upper anterior vestibular area on either side of the labial frenum (Figure 1).