A frenum is a fold of tissue or muscle that connects the lips, cheek or tongue to the jawbone. Often it is located right between the upper front teeth contributing to a gap. A frenectomy is a procedure to remove one of these folds of tissue. Sometimes a frenum can be attached too high on the gums causing either recession or spaces between teeth. The frenectomy procedure involves the removal of the tissue attachment between the two front teeth as the gap between the teeth can again be pushed apart by the frenum, even after it is initially corrected with orthodontic (braces) treatment.
By removing excess connective tissue
Dr. Marlene Miller can enhance your smile.