Aesthetics

The Architect of the Smile: A Midline Diastema Closure

INTRODUCTION One of the most common aesthetic procedures encountered by general dentists today is...

Smile Enhancement Using Multiple Modalities

CASE REPORT Diagnosis and Treatment Planning A young woman presented to my office with...

Conservative Approach to a Multidisciplinary Challenge

Figure 1. Before and after photos. Many patients and doctors can find it challenging...

Recreating Nature: Righting the Wrongs of Iatrogenic Dentistry

INTRODUCTION It has become all too commonplace in the author’s practice to be faced...

Managing the Unexpected: A Real-World Case Report

After reviewing many different cosmetic cases in journals and seeing cases presented at the...

Treating the Amelogenesis Imperfecta Patient

INTRODUCTION Amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) represents a group of inherited conditions that affect the structure...

Direct Composite Diastema Closure

Anterior Tooth Anatomy and Matrix Options Freehand sculpting of anterior tooth anatomy using direct...

Treatment of a Class IV Anterior Fracture: Conservative Direct Composite Restorations

INTRODUCTION With the advent of new composite resins and advances in adhesive dentistry, direct...

Total Aesthetics, Function, and Success

Patients often present with multiple complications and factors that can affect the final outcomes...

Using Digital Technology to Maximize Aesthetic Results

INTRODUCTION The incorporation of digital technology into the dental practice continues to allow the...