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Smile Design from Biology to Function

Purpose. Patient demand for esthetic dental treatments has increased. This case report describes esthetic, biological and functional treatment of a patient who applied to clinic due to esthetic concerns and complaints. Case report. A 30-year-old female patient referred to the clinic with the esthetic complaints at maxillary anterior region. After clinical and radiographic examination and diagnostic workup, treatment options were explained and discussed, it was decided on an esthetic treatment of the ten maxillary teeth with lithium disilicate ceramic restorations. First, a full-thickness flap was elevated, overfilled restorative material was removed and then the flap was sutured. After healing period, current composite restorations were replaced. A diagnostic wax-up was prepared and transferred to the mouth for clinical evaluation. In this step, esthetic and function were carefully evaluated by the clinician and patient. After the current planning is approved, the teeth were prepared. Lithium disilicate ceramic restorations were fabricated and adhesively cemented. Conclusion. The multidisciplinary intervention is essential for the achievement of the proposed treatment that combined biological, functional, and esthetic concepts.

Mustafa Gundogdu
Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Atatürk University

Zeynep Sumeyye Kaptı
Department of Restorative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Atatürk University

Enes Bastem
Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Atatürk University


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