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Smile makeover

Manoj Kumar Sundar, Venkataraman Chelliah
Computer design software has become a primary tool for communication among the dentist, patient, and ceramist. Virtual smile design can be carried out using various software programs, most of which use assorted forms of teeth templates that are made based on the concept of "golden proportion." Despite current advances in 3-dimensional imaging and smile designing, many clinicians still employ conventional design methods and analog (ie, man-made) mock-ups in assessing and establishing esthetic makeovers...
March 2018: Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry
Jeffrey M Rosenberg
The concept of minimally invasive dentistry is based on preserving tooth structure, especially enamel. A conservative method to treat discolored teeth that have diastemas is a freehand additive technique using composite resin. While selecting the correct shade of resin can be challenging, newer composite resin formulations are being developed with optical properties that enable the material to more effectively blend into the dentition. This case report describes the use of conservative approaches and materials to treat discolored, unevenly spaced teeth and restore harmony and balance to a patient's smile...
January 2017: Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry
Robert L Ibsen
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June 2015: Dentistry Today
Sabrina Magid-Katz, Kenneth S Magid, Theo Mantzikos
A cosmetic smile makeover has become a sought after procedure in our esthetically driven society. To promote patient satisfaction with treatment outcomes, all parties involved, including the patient, must be aware of the results that can be achieved and what it will require to achieve them. Although treatment can be redone, it cannot be undone. Therefore, much patient input must be solicited and considered before beginning treatment and before the final restorations are cemented. This article provides a treatment sequence that minimizes the possibility of an unhappy patient...
July 2015: Dental Clinics of North America
Sharee N Light, Zachary D Moran, Lena Swander, Van Le, Brandi Cage, Cory Burghy, Cecilia Westbrook, Larry Greishar, Richard J Davidson
The relation between empathy subtypes and prosocial behavior was investigated in a sample of healthy adults. "Empathic concern" and "empathic happiness", defined as negative and positive vicarious emotion (respectively) combined with an other-oriented feeling of "goodwill" (i.e. a thought to do good to others/see others happy), were elicited in 68 adult participants who watched video clips extracted from the television show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Prosocial behavior was quantified via performance on a non-monetary altruistic decision-making task involving book selection and donation...
January 2015: Biological Psychology
Marvin A Fier
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2014: Dentistry Today
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January 2012: Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry
Kenneth Hamlett
Creating a smile makeover is a complex process. It is a challenge that requires attention to detail in all areas. The most critical step in the process is the seating of the porcelain laminate veneers (PLVs). Both appearance and durability can be affected if mistakes are made in this phase of treatment.
December 2009: Alpha Omegan
Martha L Cortes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2008: Dentistry Today
Michael Koczarski
Creating a beautiful smile is more than restoring a single tooth back to its proper form. One must take into account the entire aesthetic zone, along with the mechanics of restoring the teeth to proper form and function. To make this effort even more challenging, the clinician is in full control and completely accountable for making the direct composite resin restorations from which the smile is created. Patients usually won't critique the aesthetics of a posterior direct resin, but once we move into the visible smile (along with the fact that most cosmetic procedures are patient desire- and want-driven) we must be able to deliver what the patient expects...
December 2008: Dentistry Today
Martha Cortes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2008: Dentistry Today
Carlos Meulener
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2007: Dentistry Today
Joseph Whitehouse
"Older patients" are often treated with indifference when it comes to how they look. The result may often be a patient not receiving the care that his or her goals would dictate. In the featured case, the patient had received dental hygiene care in a dental office for years. The fact that the patient's daughter had to take the initiative to seek care for a very motivated patient indicates a lack of understanding and communication in the patient's original dental office. The treatment plan that met the patient's goals was presented and accepted...
April 2005: Dentistry Today
T Gleghorn
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December 1997: Dentistry Today
C Willhite
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 1997: Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry
J Golub
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 1989: Dentist
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