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Quintessence Int 33 (2002), No. 7     1. July 2002
Quintessence Int 33 (2002), No. 7  (01.07.2002)

Page 489-495

Guidelines for periodontal prostheses serve esthetic and functional demands: A case report
Sarment, David P.
Periodontal-prosthesis guidelines have long been defined to specifically address dental reconstructions after moderate to advanced periodontal disease has occurred. More recently, specific dental techniques and materials have shown promise in addressing patients' increasing esthetic demands. However, treatment planning to achieve pleasing results for patients with advanced periodontitis requires a complex, multispecialty approach that is rarely discussed. A case report and literature review illustrate that the original periodontal-prosthesis guidelines not only remain useful today for obtaining esthetic results but also conform to recent understanding of maxillomandibular physiology.