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International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
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Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 27 (2007), No. 1     1. Feb. 2007
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 27 (2007), No. 1  (01.02.2007)

Page 61-69, PubMed:17370663


Recreating an Esthetic Smile: A Multidisciplinary Approach
Ohyama, Hiroe / Nagai, Shigemi / Tokutomi, Hiro / Ferguson, Michael
Today's dental patients are demanding a youthful, attractive smile. The esthetic rehabilitation of patients with functionally compromised dentitions frequently involves a multidisciplinary approach. The realization of esthetic objectives in multidisciplinary cases represents a considerable clinical challenge. To a great extent, proper case selection and careful multidisciplinary treatment planning can govern the predictability of procedures. A team approach that includes the clinicians, the laboratory technician, and the patient is essential to achieve the desired results. This clinical report demonstrates a successful multidisciplinary approach to recreating an esthetic smile of a patient whose anterior maxillary dentition had been functionally and esthetically compromised by prosthetic and periodontal problems.