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International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry

Aiste Gintaute, Nikolaos Papatriantafyllou, Meshaal Aljehani, Wael Att
PURPOSE: To compare the accuracy of implant impressions using computer-aided impression-making technology and a conventional approach in a standardized setting in vitro, and to verify the effect of implant angulation (40 to 45 degrees) on the accuracy of digital and conventional impression-making procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four different edentulous mandibular reference models (RMs) were manufactured. Two straight (RM1); four straight (RM2); two straight and two tilted (RM3); and six straight (RM4) dental implants were placed, simulating four different clinical scenarios...
2018: International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry
Rodrigo Rocha Maia, Dayane Oliveira, Tracy D'Antonio, Fang Qian, Frederick Skiff
PURPOSE: To evaluate and compare light propagation in dental tissues and dental composite restorations using a double-layer build-up technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Natural teeth slabs and dental restoration buildups with A2D and B1E-colored nanofilled, supra-nanofilled, and microhybrid composites were randomized and equally distributed into four experimental groups (n = 10). Using a spectrophotometer, the samples were irradiated by three wavelengths of lasers: red, green, and blue...
2018: International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry
Riccardo Ammannato, Daniele Rondoni, Federico Ferraris
Following the guidelines of the 'index technique' that were published in this journal in 2015, this article presents the 'digital index technique,' an updated no-prep restorative approach to the management of worn dentition. Patients with minimal, moderate, and severe hard tissue wear can be treated based on the application of minimally invasive or noninvasive adhesive composite restorations on posterior and anterior worn dentition. The technique allows for a purely additive treatment without sacrificing healthy hard tooth tissue...
2018: International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry
Pedro Lima Emmerich Oliveira, Andrea Motta, Matheus Pithon, Jose Mucha
PURPOSE: To determine the most and least attractive smiles from a Brazilian sample and to correlate the anatomical characteristics identified in these smiles. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Orthodontists, dentists, and laypeople assessed the photographs of 86 students (66 women and 20 men), aged between 19 and 30 years, using a visual analog scale (VAS). An evaluator blinded to the results measured the esthetic composition of the eight photographs with the highest and the eight with the lowest ratings for women, and the two with the highest and the two with the lowest ratings for men...
2018: International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry
Reza Saeidi Pour, Madalena Lucia Pinheiro Dias Engler, Daniel Edelhoff, Otto Prandtner, Stefan Frei, Anja Liebermann
Tooth wear is generally a physiological process; however, it can also be a pathological condition associated with attrition, abrasion, and erosion processes in which the quantity of tooth loss is atypical for the patient's age. Tooth substance loss often causes functional problems, symptoms of discomfort/pain, and esthetic impairments. Patients presenting this condition frequently need restorative treatment, combined with an increase in the vertical dimension of occlusion (VDO). A diagnostic wax-up (DWU) provides assistance in determining a new occlusal plane and VDO, and is a fundamental tool considering the backward planning involved in the execution of a complex rehabilitation...
2018: International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry
Giacomo Fabbri, Giorgio Cannistraro, Carlo Pulcini, Roberto Sorrentino
The mock-up is a diagnostic technique that allows for the intraoral try-in of a prosthetic rehabilitation. Mock-ups facilitate significant improvement in communication with patients by showing them the potential final outcome of the treatment. They also allow for a quick and easy comparison of the pre- and postoperative situations, and permit the clinician to check the functional aspects of the therapy. The purpose of this article is to describe the use of the full-mouth mock-up technique for testing all the functional and esthetic parameters of extensive rehabilitations associated with a VDO increase with completely additive wax-ups...
2018: International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry
Alessandro Devigus
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2018: International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry
Luanderson Oliveira Silva, Cácia Signori, Aline Carvalho Peixoto, Maximiliano Sérgio Cenci, André Luis Faria-E-Silva
This study evaluated the effectiveness of resin infiltration or enamel microabrasion for restoring color changes caused by incipient carious lesions as well as the color stability achieved by these treatments. Enamel specimens were subjected to cariogenic challenge to produce white spot lesions (WSLs) using a microcosm biofilm model. These lesions were treated with resin infiltration or enamel microabrasion (n = 8), and color changes were measured with a spectrophotometer at baseline and after the treatments...
2018: International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry
Franck Bonnet, Michel Karouni, Hadi Antoun
PURPOSE: To investigate periimplant soft tissue response following flapless extraction and immediate implant placement and provisionalization (IIPP) associated with bovine hydroxyapatite bone and connective tissue grafting in the anterior maxilla. The study evaluated the effectiveness of this technique in terms of soft tissue contours in esthetic areas with the use of the pink esthetic score (PES). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, 39 consecutive patients were treated and followed by two experienced clinicians for single-tooth implant treatment in the esthetic zone...
2018: International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry
David González, Gustavo Cabello, Gema Olmos, Emilia López Hernández, Carlos L Niñoles
The buccal bone wall is the part of the socket of an anterior tooth that is most susceptible to resorption. Immediate implants offer advantages in terms of time, comfort, and esthetics, especially regarding the maintenance of the papillae architecture. However, the loss of the buccal bone wall is often a limitation for such a therapy. This case report describes a clinical procedure designed to reconstruct the buccal bone wall to restore an anterior tooth where this wall was absent. The approach involved a flapless immediate implant based on the principles of guided bone regeneration (GBR), and consisted of the preparation of a large, flapless recipient bed ad modum envelope, immediate implant placement, deposition of xenograft surrounding the implant surface, and coverage with a collagen membrane...
2018: International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry
Alexandre Sarfati, Gil Tirlet
This article revisits the concept of biologic width, in particular its clinical consequences for treatment options and decisions in light of modern dentistry approaches such as biomimetics and minimally invasive procedures. In the past, due to the need to respect biologic width, clinicians were used to removing periodontal tissue around deep cavities, bone, and gum so that the limits of restorations were placed far away from the epithelium and connective attachments, in order to prevent tissue loss, root exposure, opening of the proximal area (leading to black holes), and poor esthetics...
2018: International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry
Pascal Magne, Mehrdad Razaghy, Marco Aurelio Carvalho, Luciana Mara Soares
PURPOSE: To evaluate in vitro the vertical seating of computer-assisted design/computer-assisted manufacturing (CAD/CAM) composite resin inlays, onlays, and overlays luted with two different composite resins. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty plastic typodont molars were prepared for medium-sized MOD inlays, anatomic onlays, and flat overlays (n = 20); 3-mm thick at the central groove with similar morphology (Cerec biogeneric copy). Restorations were milled using Lava Ultimate blocks, and included standardized hemispherical occlusal concavity for seating measurements with an electromechanic system (force = 30 N)...
2018: International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry
Filippo Del Curto, Giovanni Tommaso Rocca, Ivo Krejci
In the case of discolored devitalized anterior teeth, several treatments are available to enhance the esthetic outcome, from noninvasive external/internal bleaching to freehand resin composites and more complex prosthetic solutions such as veneers or full crowns. Innovative computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) chairside technologies and the introduction of new industrially polymerized composite resin blocks coupled with modern adhesive strategies have reduced both biological and financial costs compared to the classic post-core-crown approach...
2018: International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry
Alessandro Devigus
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2018: International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry
Puria Parvini, Karina Obreja, Georgia Trimpou, Sherin Mahmud, Robert Sader
Dental autotransplantation is the surgical transposition of a tooth from its original site to another site to replace a lost or compromised tooth in the same individual.1 It offers a method for replacing missing teeth or avulsed and traumatized teeth, particularly in children and adolescents. This surgical therapy is often overlooked as a treatment option by dentists and oral surgeons, who typically treat space closure by placing dental implants or bridges despite the fact that recent autotransplantation studies show high survival rates and success rates of 91...
2018: International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry
Riccardo Becciani, Davide Faganello, Mauro Fradeani
The restoration of teeth that have been compromised by loss of crown and radicular structure due to caries, fractures, root resorption or iatrogenic lesions could result in the violation of the biologic width, with consequent gingival inflammation, loss of attachment, and alveolar bone loss. It is essential in these cases to obtain an adequate enough portion of the tooth structure to allow for a restoration that respects the biologic width. This can be achieved using a procedure that allows for the extrusion of the root in a single step, thereby shifting the compromised site from subgingival to supragingival...
2018: International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry
Ewa Monika Czochrowska
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2018: International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry
Markus Hürzeler, Stefano Gracis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2018: International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry
Samar Al-Saleh, Sarah Abu-Raisi, Nora Almajed, Ferdous Bukhary
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this cross-sectional observational study was to assess undergraduate dental students' esthetic self-perception of their own smiles. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A questionnaire consisting of two parts was distributed to 1400 dental students at all levels of study in the city of Riyadh. The first part was intended to measure students' self-perception of and satisfaction with their own smiles. In the second part, students were asked to rate the importance of specific features of an attractive face on a 100-mm visual analog scale (VAS) bar...
2018: International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry
Joana Ribas, Maria Paço, Teresa Pinho
AIM: To compare the esthetic perception of different observer groups of 14 photos of two patients with Class II, division 1 malocclusion with severe mandibular retrusion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A sample of 441 participants, of which 191 were laypeople, was obtained through a snowball sampling method. Fourteen photos of two children with Class II, division 1 malocclusion with severe mandibular retrusion were used, before and after orthodontic treatment (OT), with advance genioplasty simulation...
2018: International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry
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