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Restorative Space Management: Treatment Planning & Clinical Considerations for Insufficient Space Restorative Space Management: Treatment Planning & Clinical Considerations for Insufficient Space

Author(s):

Stephen J. Chu, DMD, MSD, CDT;Jason Kim, CDT, MDT, Galip Gurel, DDS, George Cisneros, DMD

Date Added:

1/1/2005


Summary:

In attempting to provide a restorative solution for cases that have been compromised by spatial considerations, clinicians have traditionally opted for an orthodontic approach that did not provide optimal aesthetics due to changes in tooth morphology, specifically tooth size and shape as a result of dental deterioration. With the advent of contemporary aesthetic materials and preparation techniques, clinicians and technicians are now empowered to deliver a penultimate result with minimal compromise to the surrounding dentition. This article presents the clinical and laboratory considerations that must be addressed when providing a prosthetic restoration for crowded teeth.

Learning Objectives:

This article discusses an option outside of orthodontics in the restoration of cases that are compromised by spatial considerations. Upon reading this article, the reader should:

  • Be able to address the clinical factors needed with spatially compromised cases.
  • Understand laboratory considerations in the restoration of such cases.


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