Sequencing of Periodontal Procedures and Orthodontic Treatment
Cobi J Landsberg, DMD;Ofer Sarne, DMD
Guidelines for Esthetic Restorative Options
The patient with hopeless, fractured, or missing teeth within the aesthetic zone has posed a tremendous challenge for today's clinician. This article discusses "diagnostic indicators" involved during the evaluation of questionalbe teeth or edentulous spans prior to treatment planning, as well as the potential adjunctive role of orthodontics for the development of an easthetic restorative recipient site. The utilization of orthodontic extrusion in combination with atraumatic extraction and immediate…
Splints Are Not Just for TMD Therapy
Properly made and well-adjusted occlusal splints can help control parafunctional stresses that are applied by the patient to their natural teeth and the restorations that dentists fabricate for them.
Esthetic Rehabilitation of the Periodontally Compromised Dentition - A Novel Interdisciplinary Approach Using Orthodontic Extrusion and Dental Implants
Rehabilitation of esthetics in advanced periodontal cases presents a major challenge in dentistry today. Patients with advanced disease affecting teeth in the esthetic zone, where significant asymmetrical bone loss and tissue recession are present, constitute a challenging treatment-planning dilemma when choosing the optimum therapeutic option for long-term maintenance. This article reviews a novel interdisciplinary approach for vertical augmentation of bone and soft tissues by means of orthodontic extrusion of severely periodontally compromised teeth, facilitating the restoration of esthetics with improved bone and soft tissue volume around immediate implants.
The Role of Orthodontics in the Interdisciplinary Management of Soft Tissue, Occlusal and Esthetic Abnormalities - Part 1 of 2
This presentation will highlight the benefits in such an interdisciplinary approach with and emphasis on the role of “directional” orthodontic tooth movement in the non-surgical enhancement of soft-and hard-tissue dimensions as part of "site development."
Treatment Planning – A team session
Dr. Henry Salama and Dr. David Garber discuss the diagnosis as well as the possible treatment planning options to manage a deficient site prior to esthetic implant therapy.
Orthodontic Site Development in treatment of Consecutive Anterior Implants
Dr. Sivan Kars utilizes orthodontic forced eruption to develop the sites of adjacent hopeless anterior teeth prior to extraction and implant placement. Diagnosis, sequencing and timing of therapy are presented for discussion.
Interdisciplinary Team Dentistry for Total Dentofacial Esthetics - Part 2
Orthodontics sets up the foundation for future prosthetics in cases with periodontal, surgical and restorative dentistry requirements. Adult orthodontics simplifies complex clinical situations. Making it easier for restorative dentist to achieve better esthetic & functional results. Orthognatic surgery combined with orthodontics corrects skeletal discrepancies in order to have the patient ready for prosthodontic replacement of multiple missing teeth. Cases combined with implants to restore form & function will further illustrate the importance of multidisciplinary dentistry. Today´s practice requires a team approach that will be presented. In order to meet the patient´s demands for better esthetics and to obtain long term occlusal stability of our results.
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