Recreating an esthetic smile: a multidisciplinary approach

Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. 2007 Feb;27(1):61-9.


Today's dental patients are demanding a youthful, attractive smile. The esthetic rehabilitation of patients with functionally compromised dentitions frequently involves a multidisciplinary approach. The realization of esthetic objectives in multidisciplinary cases represents a considerable clinical challenge. To a great extent, proper case selection and careful multidisciplinary treatment planning can govern the predictability of procedures. A team approach that includes the clinicians, the laboratory technician, and the patient is essential to achieve the desired results. This clinical report demonstrates a successful multidisciplinary approach to recreating an esthetic smile of a patient whose anterior maxillary dentition had been functionally and esthetically compromised by prosthetic and periodontal problems.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Crown Lengthening
  • Crowns
  • Dental Restoration Wear
  • Dental Restoration, Permanent
  • Esthetics, Dental*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mouth Rehabilitation*
  • Occlusal Adjustment
  • Patient Care Team
  • Retreatment
  • Smiling*
  • Tooth Attrition / complications
  • Tooth Discoloration / complications
  • Tooth Fractures / complications