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Rehabilitation of gingival architecture by a conservative method: An innovative approach.

Parolia A, Thomas MS, Kundabala M, Shetty N, Gautam S, Kumar S - J Conserv Dent (2008)

Bottom Line: Periodontal attachment loss in the maxillary anterior region can often lead to esthetic and functional clinical problems.Lifelong motivation is essential to the supportive therapy for these patients, and the maintenance of good esthetics, combined with conducive to maintaining long term dental and professional health.This paper aims to demonstrate an innovative treatment option for dealing with aesthetic challenges posed by a number of patients who have undergone initial cause related therapy for aggressive periodontitis.

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Affiliation: Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.

ABSTRACT
Periodontal attachment loss in the maxillary anterior region can often lead to esthetic and functional clinical problems. Lifelong motivation is essential to the supportive therapy for these patients, and the maintenance of good esthetics, combined with conducive to maintaining long term dental and professional health. This paper aims to demonstrate an innovative treatment option for dealing with aesthetic challenges posed by a number of patients who have undergone initial cause related therapy for aggressive periodontitis.

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Mentions: An eighteen-year-old female patient came to the Department of Conservative Dentistry with a primary complaint of long front teeth. The patient had a history of undergoing flap surgery of her gums four months back. On examination, there was presence of gingival recession, along with pathological migration (12, 11 and 21, 22) of anterior teeth, leading to compromise in the esthetic appeal of the patient [Figure 4A-Pre-treatment]. Since the patient was highly concerned about her smile, a treatment plan was formulated to close the diastema and the soft tissue defect with composite restoration using ceramic tint (Number 704, Vita GmbH and Co.KG Germany) in the cervical and the root surface area, to mimic gingival contour. Composite resin was blended with root surfaces and care was taken not to impinge the soft tissue [Figure 4B-Post-treament]. The contacts were checked using dental floss. Postoperative instructions were given to the patient. On the follow-up after six months, the original contour and shade were maintained with good oral hygiene.


Rehabilitation of gingival architecture by a conservative method: An innovative approach.

Parolia A, Thomas MS, Kundabala M, Shetty N, Gautam S, Kumar S - J Conserv Dent (2008)

Pre-treatment
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC2813107&req=5

Figure 0007: Pre-treatment
Mentions: An eighteen-year-old female patient came to the Department of Conservative Dentistry with a primary complaint of long front teeth. The patient had a history of undergoing flap surgery of her gums four months back. On examination, there was presence of gingival recession, along with pathological migration (12, 11 and 21, 22) of anterior teeth, leading to compromise in the esthetic appeal of the patient [Figure 4A-Pre-treatment]. Since the patient was highly concerned about her smile, a treatment plan was formulated to close the diastema and the soft tissue defect with composite restoration using ceramic tint (Number 704, Vita GmbH and Co.KG Germany) in the cervical and the root surface area, to mimic gingival contour. Composite resin was blended with root surfaces and care was taken not to impinge the soft tissue [Figure 4B-Post-treament]. The contacts were checked using dental floss. Postoperative instructions were given to the patient. On the follow-up after six months, the original contour and shade were maintained with good oral hygiene.

Bottom Line: Periodontal attachment loss in the maxillary anterior region can often lead to esthetic and functional clinical problems.Lifelong motivation is essential to the supportive therapy for these patients, and the maintenance of good esthetics, combined with conducive to maintaining long term dental and professional health.This paper aims to demonstrate an innovative treatment option for dealing with aesthetic challenges posed by a number of patients who have undergone initial cause related therapy for aggressive periodontitis.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.

ABSTRACT
Periodontal attachment loss in the maxillary anterior region can often lead to esthetic and functional clinical problems. Lifelong motivation is essential to the supportive therapy for these patients, and the maintenance of good esthetics, combined with conducive to maintaining long term dental and professional health. This paper aims to demonstrate an innovative treatment option for dealing with aesthetic challenges posed by a number of patients who have undergone initial cause related therapy for aggressive periodontitis.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus