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Volume 27 , Issue 1
January/February 2007

Pages 61-69

Recreating an Esthetic Smile: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Hiroe Ohyama, DMD, MMSc, PhD / Shigemi Nagai, DDS, MS, PhD / Hiro Tokutomi, RDT / Michael Ferguson, DMD

PMID: 17370663
DOI: 10.11607/prd.00.0728

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 re-creating an esthetic smile of a patient whose anterior maxillary dentition had been functionally and esthetically compromised by prosthetic and periodontal problems. (Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 2007;27:61–69.)

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