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International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry  (English Edition)



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Int J Esthet Dent 5 (2010), No. 2     25. May 2010
Int J Esthet Dent 5 (2010), No. 2  (25.05.2010)

Page 140-156, PubMed:20589259

The Problem of Insufficient Incisal Display: A Case Presentation
Castillo, Rodrigo
Enhancement of facial beauty is one of the primary elective goals of patients seeking dental care. Frequently, improvements in natural beauty can be expected to follow restoration of ideal relationships between the denture and the facial soft tissues. A very important feature in a youthful appearance is the incisal tooth display; the amount of maxillary incisal exposure gradually decreases with age, accompanied by a gradual increase in mandibular incisal exposure. However, this problem could be present in young people where the effects of age should not be apparent yet. There are some other factors that could accelerate this process. The present case illustrates the improvement and rejuvenation of an unesthetic young smile through restorative treatment.
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