An Aesthetic and Functional Rehabilitation: A Case Study

Jaafar Ali, Christine Calamia, Kenneth S. Magid, John R. Calamia, Nicholas J. Giannuzzi

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Abstract

This article describes a multidisciplinary approach to a functional and aesthetic rehabilitation. In this case study, we successfully corrected an anterior open bite and an exaggerated curve of Spee using restorative modalities while still maintaining a highly aesthetic outcome. The maxillary anterior teeth no longer appear to have a disproportional width/length ratio and are now in harmony with the mandibular veneers. Posterior function was re-established, mostly with implant-retained crowns. Occlusal harmony and stability are maintained through cuspid guidance and anterior disclusion. Proper selection of final restorative materials is imperative for the long-term survival of the restorations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)547-557
Number of pages11
JournalDental clinics of North America
Volume59
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2015

Keywords

  • Material selection
  • Multidisciplinary treatment
  • Smile evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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