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International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
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Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 36 (2016), No. 2     25. Feb. 2016
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 36 (2016), No. 2  (25.02.2016)

Online Article, Page 33-40, doi:10.11607/prd.2034, PubMed:26901308


Online Article: A Case Report of Esthetic and Functional Correction of Maxillary Protrusion Using a Prosthodontics-Centered Multidisciplinary Approach
Xie, Cuiliu / Meng, Yukun
Maxillary protrusion usually requires orthodontic therapy and orthognathic surgery. However, for some exceptional cases, a prosthodontics-centered multidisciplinary approach could serve as an alternative. This case report describes a 53-year-old patient with protrusive and proclined maxillary incisors, compensatory eruption of mandibular incisors, color and morphologic abnormalities of anterior teeth lip incompetence, and gummy smile. Final esthetic improvement was achieved in this patient by means of a multidisciplinary approach involving endodontic and periodontal procedures before prosthodontic treatment. Accurate diagnosis, comprehensive communication, a sophisticated treatment plan, and state-of-the-art therapeutic processes are all important factors for achieving a predictable esthetic result.