Dental Education
Online Dental Education Dental education lectures and videos Online dental ce Dental education articles Expert dental educators Dental products education Dental Community
 
Dental Publication / Article Details

Enhancing Esthetics with a Fixed Prosthesis Utilizing an Innovative Pontic Design and Periodontal Plastic Surgery Enhancing Esthetics with a Fixed Prosthesis Utilizing an Innovative Pontic Design and Periodontal Plastic Surgery

Author(s):

Robert P. Korman, DDS, MAGD

Date Added:

4/22/2015


Summary:

During the past two decades, significant advancements with the integration of periodontal plastic surgery into esthetic restorative dental procedures have received increased attention. While ovate pontics have traditionally been used as a restorative design following augmentation procedures to enhance esthetics, an alternate E-pontic design aims to predictably support and maintain the gingival architecture between a single missing anterior tooth adjacent to a natural tooth or an implant that is in harmony with the lip line and face. In addition, the E-pontic design promotes the gingival facial tissue to coronally migrate over the pontic, creating a gingival sulcus. This article describes an innovative new technique and a pontic design that predictably will develop, support, and maintain the gingival architecture to provide a long-term esthetic and functional outcome.

Related Articles
Prosthetic Gingival Reconstruction in a Fixed Partial Restoration - Part 1: Introduction to Artificial Gingiva as an Alternative Therapy

Prosthetic Gingival Reconstruction in a Fixed Partial Restoration - Part 1: Introduction to Artificial Gingiva as an Alternative Therapy
The Class III defect environment entails a vertical and horizontal deficiency in the endentulous ridge. Often, bone and soft tissue surgical procedures fall short of achieving a natural esthetic result. Alternative surgical and restorative protocols for these types of prosthetic gingival restorations are presented in this three-part series, which highlights the diagnostic and treatment aspects as well as the lab and maintenance challenges involved.

Author(s): David Garber, DMD;Maurice Salama, DMD;Henry Salama, DMD;Christian Coachman, DDS, CDT;Marcelo Calamita, DDS, MS, PhD;Guilherme Cabral, DDS, CDT
View Article>>
Classification and Treatment of the Anterior Maxillary Dentition Affected by Dental Erosion: The Ace Classification

Classification and Treatment of the Anterior Maxillary Dentition Affected by Dental Erosion: The Ace Classification
In modern society, dentinal erosion has become one of the major causes of the loss of mineralized tooth structure. The aim of this articel is to convince clinicians that in the specific case of dental erosion, hesitation in under-taking the adequate treatment will inevitably lead to further degradation of the patients dentition.

Author(s): Francesca Vailati, MD, DMD, MSc; Urs Christoph Belser, DMD, Prof Dr Med Dent
View Article>>
Dental color matching instruments and systems. Review of clinical and research aspects

Dental color matching instruments and systems. Review of clinical and research aspects
Today’s shade-matching technologies have been developed in an effort to increase the success of color matching, communication, reproduction and verification in clinical dentistry, and, ultimately, to increase the efficiency of esthetic restorative work within any practice. The aim of this paper is to provide a comprehensive review of the current state of shade-matching technologies and instrumentation, and their clinical and research application.

Author(s): Stephen J. Chu, DMD, MSD, CDT;Richard D Trushkowsky, DDS, FAGD, FICD, FACD, FADM;Rade D Paravina, DDS, MS, PhD
View Article>>
Related Videos
Dental Ceramics: Material Properties and Clinical Applications Part 3 of 3 Premium Member Content

Dental Ceramics: Material Properties and Clinical Applications Part 3 of 3
This presentation will give viewers a background of the physical and mechanical properties of current dental ceramics. The material properties of the ceramics will be used to explain clinical recommendations for selecting a restorative material and designing the prosthesis. Additionally, laboratory research data will be presented to help the clinician determine the best method to cement or bond an all-ceramic restoration. Finally, an overview of laboratory fabrication of all-ceramic restorations will be presented in order to show clinicians their options when sending out a laboratory prescription.

Presented By:: Nathaniel Lawson, DMD, PhD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
The Esthetic Occlusal Orthotic Premium Member Content

The Esthetic Occlusal Orthotic
Discusses the benefits of using an esthetic Occlusal Orthotic when treating TMD patients or patients with severely worn dentition that require restoration. The presentation will also show the fabrication of the appliance.

Presented By:: Brian C. Mills, DMD
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Complete Dentures - Success by Design - Part 3 Premium Member Content

Complete Dentures - Success by Design - Part 3
Dr. Aldo Leopardi, prosthodontist, outlines in great detail the final clinical visit for the delivery of the full dentures.

Presented By:: Aldo Leopardi, BDS, DDS, MS
Presentation Style: Video
Community Rating:
 
Watch Now>>
Related Courses
The Digital Dental System: Intra-Oral Scanning and Design Premium Member Content

The Digital Dental System: Intra-Oral Scanning and Design
This webinar is designed for the clinician who desires to learn and use digital acquisition scanners. This is the future of any dental practice and it all starts by sitting at the computer and designing your crowns and veneers. This course will help the beginner and advanced digital clinician. The aspects of preparation design, aesthetics and occlusion will be demonstrated. If you own a digital scanner or thought of purchasing one, this is the course that will show you the real utilization of this million dollar technology and increase your bottom line for your practice.

Presented By:: Dean C. Vafiadis, DDS
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Choosing Anterior Ceramics – The Concept of Restorative Volume - Part 1 of 2 Premium Member Content

Choosing Anterior Ceramics – The Concept of Restorative Volume - Part 1 of 2
In this lecture the author presents reviews significant literature and integrates it with clinical experience to select relevant factors that could provide a logical and practical guideline for restorative decisions in anterior teeth.The presented Concept of Restorative Volume is based on structural, optical, and periodontal factors. Each of these factors will influence the short and long-term behavior of restorations in terms of esthetics, biology, and function.

Presented By:: Jorge André Pinto Cardoso, DMD
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
Watch Now>>
Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry: Replicating Nature, When Nature Has Been Compromised Premium Member Content

Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry: Replicating Nature, When Nature Has Been Compromised
Drs. Cherilyn Sheets and Jacinthe Paquett discuss the understanding of the art and science of dentistry to create restorations that duplicate nature.

Presented By:: Dr. Cherilyn Sheets
Presentation Style: Online Course
CE Hours: 3.5 CEU (Continuing Education Units)
Watch Now>>
Download Now

Important!

To view this dental publication or article, you must be a registered user of Dental XP. If you are already a member, click here to login.

Registration is free and only takes several minutes. Dental XP will never spam you, or sell your information.

Join For Free





Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use
©2017

Preferred Language: English Flag
Contact Us · Login · Register