The aesthetics of the smile is composed of several elements: the lips, which act as a “frame” of the smile, a pink area that is the gingiva and a white area that are the teeth. Therefore, the treatment of the smile must be multidisciplinary:
Here are some examples that illustrate this:
After multiple surgeries since her childhood the patient wanted to be able to smile without complexes.
The patient suffered a fall, losing three of her teeth and fractured another central. He went to the Maxillofacial Surgery service where they were reimplanted. As the teeth had lost their vitality they had to undergo endodontics and aesthetic rehabilitation with ceramic veneers and a crown.
In this case, treatments of endodontics, periodontics (to level the gingival plane, which was highly altered) and six ceramic veneers (from canine to canine) are combined.
The patient could not eat from the pains of her teeth. She had them so worn out by her bruxist habit that the dental pulp (the nerve) was almost on the surface. They had to be endodonized and rehabilitated with metal-porcelain crowns to restore the vertical dimension and original anatomy. Finally, a Michigan-type splint was needed as part of the treatment of bruxism.