Esthetic Smile Design

The standards of dentistry are being elevated, with a greater emphasis being placed on esthetics along with functionality. Minimally invasive dentistry has become an essential component in creating restorations that are functional and have increased longevity. In the case discussed in this article, the patient underwent 9 months of orthodontic therapy to correct her improper overbite and overjet, and the spacing of her dentition so the teeth could be positioned for future minimally invasive restorations. Orthodontic therapy was paramount in positioning the teeth so that the future restorations would have ideal axial inclinations and be as minimally invasive as possible.

Key points

  • At present, the standards of dentistry are being elevated, because a greater emphasis is being placed on esthetics along with functionality.

  • Minimally invasive dentistry has become an essential component in creating restorations that are both functional and have increased longevity.

  • In the following case, the patient underwent 9 months of orthodontic therapy to correct her improper overbite, overjet, and spacing of her dentition to position the teeth for future restorations that were minimally invasive.

  • Orthodontic therapy was paramount in positioning the teeth so that the future restorations would have ideal axial inclinations and limit tooth reduction in order to be as minimally invasive as possible.

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Oct 28, 2016 | Posted by in General Dentistry | Comments Off on Esthetic Smile Design
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