Rehabilitation does not guarantee esthetic results. Nonetheless, the challenges of addressing both within the same case often inspire creative thinking by the restorative team. This Compendium eBook offers two articles that attest to that, first with a continuing education (CE) article on how combining two different treatment principles benefited the patient and second with a case in which functionality and esthetics required each other. Download to earn 2 FREE CEU now!
CE: Conservative, Functional, and Esthetic Rehabilitation of Severe Palatal Erosion (Class IV) Using Modified Dahl Approach Aliasger Tunkiwala, MDS; and Rajeev Chitguppi, MDS
This CE article details a challenging case involving a patient’s deep bite coupled with palatal erosion and wear. Separately, the principles of centric relation and those by Dahl could not adequately address the situation at hand. The restoration team, however, found that by combining these two approaches, they could create anterior interocclusal space to keep a less invasive approach. Additionally, adhesive restorations helped address both the cosmetic and functional challenges the patient wished to overcome. Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU Cost:$0 Provider:AEGIS Publications, LLC
Correction of Dysfunctional Wear Results in Esthetic Outcome for Reluctant Patient Jacek Glebocki, DMD
In the case presented in this second article, the patient wished to address the functional problems in his dentition— namely, extensive wear on his upper anterior teeth—but little interest in improving the look of his smile. However, in case planning, it proved that the dental team could provide both biomechanical and cosmetic benefits to the patient.