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Quintessence International



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Quintessence Int 44 (2013), No. 5     5. Apr. 2013
Quintessence Int 44 (2013), No. 5  (05.04.2013)

Page 385-391, doi:10.3290/j.qi.a29147, PubMed:23479575

Minimally invasive esthetic therapy: A case report describing the advantages of a multidisciplinary approach
Pinto, Rodrigo Carlos Nahas de Castro / Chambrone, Leandro / Colombini, Bella Luna / Ishikiriama, Sérgio Kiyoshi / Britto, Isabella Maria / Romito, Giuseppe Alexandre
The decision-making process for the treatment of esthetic areas is based on the achievement of a healthy, harmonious, and pleasant smile. These conditions are directly associated with a solid knowledge of tooth anatomy and proportions, as well as the smile line, soft tissue morphology, and osseous architecture. To achieve these objectives, a multidisciplinary approach may be necessary to create long-term harmony between the final restoration and the adjacent teeth, and the health of the surrounding soft and hard tissues. This case report describes the application of a minimally invasive therapy on a 33-year-old woman seeking esthetic treatment. Minimally invasive periodontal plastic surgery associated with porcelain laminate veneers yielded satisfactory esthetics and minimal trauma to dental and periodontal tissues. Such a combined approach may be considered a viable option for the improvement of "white" and "red" esthetics.

Keywords: esthetics, gingiva, porcelain laminate veneer, restorative dentistry, tooth root surgery