A Biometric Approach To Aesthetic Crown Lengthening: Part 1 - Midfacial Considerations
Stephen J. Chu, DMD, MSD, CDT;Mark N. Hochman, DDS
Although human dental anatomy is taught in university curricula, clinicians often witness restorations that are not proportional to one another. Dental restorations should also be proportional to periodontal supporting tissues as an essential aspect of dental anatomy. Measurements can be performed directly on a patient’s teeth with aesthetic gauges used to confirm the correct position of the supporting osseous topography. This article demonstrates a technique using these gauges to objectively determine the correct position of the underlying hard tissues and render predictable, aesthetic treatment.
This article highlights the use of aesthetic gauges in a clinical crown lengthening procedure. Upon reading this article, the reader should understand:
Adhesive Dentistry - A Full Time Practitioner’s Perspective
Adhesive dentistry has provided techniques and materials for conservative and esthetic options in every restorative practice. The understanding of the process of etching to form microscopic undercuts and infiltrating these gaps with resin to create an adhesive interface between tooth and restorative material has demonstrated long-term durable and well-sealed interfaces, resulting in excellent clinical results.
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Smile Design and Team Work
The protocol that is presented will improve the esthetic diagnosis, the communication and the predictability of anterior ceramic restorations.
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