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Prosthetic Gingival Reconstruction in the Fixed Partial Restoration - Part 2: Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Prosthetic Gingival Reconstruction in the Fixed Partial Restoration - Part 2: Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

Author(s):

Maurice Salama, DMD;Christian Coachman, DDS, CDT;Henry Salama, DMD;David Garber, DMD;Marcelo Calamita, DDS, MS, PhD;Guilherme Cabral, DDS, CDT

Date Added:

1/14/2010


Summary:

This second article on the use of artificial gingiva in fixed partial restorations focuses on diagnosis and treatment planning. Often, traditional treatment of complicated situations can result in a definitive restoration that is less than esthetic. With appropriate planning that incorporates thorough clinical examinations, three-dimensional imaging, diagnostic wax-ups, and consideration of patient expectations, a modified approach to ridge augmentation, implant placement, and prosthetic reconstruction can lead to an ideal restoration that incorporates artificial gingiva.

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