TITLE

The Use of Gingivoplasty, Direct Composite Resin Restorations, and Minor Tooth Movement to Close Maxillary Anterior Diastemata

AUTHOR(S)
Faria-e-Silva, André Luis; de Mendonça, Adriano Augusto Melo; de Hermínia de Aguiar de Oliveira, Alaí; de Almeida, Margarete Aparecida Menezes
PUB. DATE
June 2012
SOURCE
American Journal of Esthetic Dentistry;Summer2012, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p136
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The closure of a large anterior diastema is a challenging task for dental clinicians. This case report describes the closure of a large midline diastema with associated shorter diastemata using crown-lengthening surgery, direct composite resin restorations, and minor tooth movement. To significantly lengthen the incisors, 2 mm of gingival tissue was removed. A wax-up was fabricated to determine the adequate height-to-width ratio of the teeth. Diastemata were closed using direct composite resin restorations completed over two appointments. Between these visits, the incisors were slightly moved toward the midline using elastomeric separators. At the 6-month follow-up, complete diastema closure and the absence of black spaces were observed.
ACCESSION #
76504347

 

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