Restoration of the Anterior Segment in a Cleft Palate in Conjunction with Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Therapy

Oct 28, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Restoration of the Anterior Segment in a Cleft Palate in Conjunction with Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Therapy

A 26-year-old woman was referred to a periodontal surgical practice for concerns related to gingival recession. After several consultations among the orthodontist, periodontist, and cosmetic/restorative dentist, she decided to have…

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Esthetic Smile Design

Oct 28, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on 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…

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Simple Case Treatment Planning

Oct 28, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Simple Case Treatment Planning

This article demonstrates the use of a smile evaluation form as an adjunct in arriving at diagnosis and developing a treatment plan for a patient desiring Diastema closure. It also…

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Proportional Smile Design

Oct 28, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Proportional Smile Design

Proportional smile design is a useful tool for evaluating and designing smiles that are in harmony with the face. Although not always observed in nature, the recurring esthetic dental proportion…

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Restoration of Fluorosis Stained Teeth

Oct 28, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Restoration of Fluorosis Stained Teeth

Dental fluorosis manifests by too much ingestion of fluoride resulting in disturbances in enamel mineralization. The result is intrinsic discolorations in the maxillary and mandibular teeth with a poor esthetic…

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The Components of Smile Design

Oct 28, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on The Components of Smile Design

This article updates a simple checklist of foundational knowledge in aesthetic dental concepts that allows clinicians to organize their thoughts, to record the concerns of the patient, and to map…

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Restoration of the Dentition in a Patient with a History of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Oct 28, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Restoration of the Dentition in a Patient with a History of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Patients are concerned about dental disease and their appearance. Clinicians often must decide not only the type of restoration, but also the type of material for restoration that will provide…

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