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International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry  (English Edition)



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Int J Esthet Dent 4 (2009), No. 3     24. Aug. 2009
Int J Esthet Dent 4 (2009), No. 3  (24.08.2009)

Page 210-224, PubMed:19704923

Esthetic Rehabilitation of Anterior Conoid Teeth: Comprehensive Approach for Improved and Predictable Results
Pena, Carlos E. / Viotti, Ronaldo G. / Dias, Walter R. / Santucci, Edward / Rodrigues, Jose A. / Reis, Andre F.
The esthetic success of a dental treatment depends on the correct diagnosis, treatment plan and clinical and laboratory procedures. This clinical report describes a diagnostically based protocol for conservative preparations on anterior teeth for adhesively retained composite and porcelain restorations. The diagnostic additive waxup, periodontal esthetic crown-lengthening, direct acrylic mock-up, conservative preparations for ceramic laminate veneers, luting procedures, direct restorations with composite resin used for the esthetic rehabilitation of a patient presenting conoid lateral incisors, and an unsatisfactory class IV restoration in the left central incisor are presented. An accurate diagnostic and interdisciplinary approach is necessary for obtaining improved, conservative and predictable esthetic results in esthetically compromised areas, such as the anterior maxillary dentition.