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Aesthetic Design Preservation in Multidisciplinary Therapy Aesthetic Design Preservation in Multidisciplinary Therapy

Author(s):

Ernesto A. Lee, DMD

Date Added:

1/1/2002


Summary:

Complex perio-prosthetic cases that require multidisciplinary therapy often result in compromised aesthetics. Traditional treatment planning philosophies, as well as existing interdisciplinary relational patterns, do not promote the achievement of predictable aesthetic results. Implementation of a restorative-driven approach requires the development of an aesthetic blueprint that will serve as a guide through treatment. This article illustrates the clinical techniques and sequence for an outcome-based protocol that enhances therapeutic cohesiveness and ensures the sequential transfer of design objectives for the preservation of aesthetics in multidisciplinary therapy.

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