Classification and Treatment of the Anterior Maxillary Dentition Affected by Dental Erosion: The Ace Classification
Francesca Vailati, MD, DMD, MSc; Urs Christoph Belser, DMD, Prof Dr Med Dent
Interproximal Height of Bone
A guidepost to predictable aesthetic strategies and contours.
Restoration and Retention of Maxillary Anteriors with Severe Root Resorption
Background: The authors describe the treatment of three patients who had severe apical root resorption of maxillary lateral incisors caused hy ectopically erupting canines. Ectopically erupting canines derive from a normal path of eruption and may cause resorption of the adjacent teeth.
Intraoral Autogenous Block Onlay Bone Grafting for ExtensiveReconstruction of Atrophic Maxillary Alveolar Ridges
Autologous bone grafting used with dental implants was originally described by Bränemarketal in 1975, and is now a well-accepted procedure in oral and maxillofacial rehabilitation.Placement of an endosseous implant requires sufficient bone volume for complete bone coverage. Furthermore, the pattern of ridge resorption contributes to an unfavorable maxillomandibular relationship, requires angulations of the implants and/or angled abutments, and affects the proximity of adjacent facial concavities(maxillary sinus, nasal cavity) and vital structures(mandibular nerve).
Replicating Nature - When Nature Has Been Compromised - Part 1
Dr. Cherilyn Sheets and Dr. Jacinthe Paquette outline the esthetic and restorative analysis that they utilize in evaluating patients when smile design and enhancement is required.
Complete Dentures - Success by Design - Part 1
Dr. Aldo Leopardi, prosthodontist, outlines in great detail the necessary techniques required for successful full denture prosthodontics.
Aesthetic Pre-evaluative Temporaries for Anterior Porcelain Veneers
Dr. Galip Gurel outlines specific guidelines for achieving smile analysis and consistent optimal tooth preparation prior to porcelain veneer therapy.
Hot Topics in Adhesion and Etchable Dental Ceramics
Esthetics and minimally invasive therapy are among the driving forces behind many successful restorative practices. Key among the tools clinicians require to deliver on patient expectations are etchable ceramic restorations and our ability to achieve a durable and long lasting bond when placing them. The technologies utilized, both ceramic and adhesive are constantly being upgraded.
The Trial Smile Experience
Have you ever thought that if your patients only knew how much a smile makeover could enhance their faces, they would be interested in cosmetic dentistry? The Trial Smile Experience is an interactive exercise that demonstrates the facial improvement that your patients can expect to achieve, while building trust and eliminating their fear of the unknown. In addition, the model of the trial smile allows the clinician to communicate the esthetically driven aspects of the treatment plan to their technician and specialists. This tool is sure to create more cosmetic dentistry in your practice, and you will learn:
• When the Trial Smile Experience is most effective
• How to use digital photography for co-discovery with your patients
• Techniques for performing an effective clinical mock up (trial smile)
• How to use the mounted trial smile model and digital images to communicate with your technician and specialists
Diagnosing & Treatment Planning Gingival Esthetics
This program will look in depth at the concept of excessive gingival display and diagnosing the potential causes from vertical maxillary excess to altered passive eruption and super eruption following tooth wear.
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