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Volume 18 , Issue 1
January/February 1998

Pages 71-79

An Integrated Approach to Optimizing Orofacial Health, Function, and Esthetics: A 5-Year Retrospective Study


PMID: 9558558
DOI: 10.11607/prd.00.0248

The restorative dentist treates patients with needs taht often transcend dental disciplines. This dentist will be responsible for long-term dental maintenance and should logically oversee interdisciplinary reconstruction. This case report demonstrates an integrated treatment approach and 5-year retrospective study involving a patient with maxillary anterior excess, pronounced overjet, and advanced periodontitis. Extraction and radical alveolectomy with removable prosthesis is often considered in such cases; however, results are often less than optimum function, esthetics, and general oral health. In this case, a previously undescribed anterior maxillary rotating segmental ostectomy was integrated with restorative, periodontal, and removable full and partial denture procedures.

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