DR. DAVID MONTALVO-ARIAS

DDS, MSc Periodontics & Implantology; Cosmetic Dentist and Implantologist, Apa Aesthetic Dental & Cosmetic Centre, LLC. Dubai, UAE

Restorative Space Management. Where is the limit?

In cases that are compromised by spatial considerations, an orthodontic approach has been traditionally the first treatment option. Unfortunately, patients due to several reasons do not always accept that. With the rising of new aesthetic materials and preparation techniques, we are able to offer a restorative solution to those patients that are seeking for an alternative option that fulfills their necessities. This lecture will discuss the clinical and laboratory considerations that must be addressed when providing a prosthetic restoration for crowded teeth.

The Gummy Smile Challenge: New Guidelines for Predictable Outcomes

The interdisciplinary treatment of excessive gingival display (“gummy smile”) can be very challenging, particularly when the patient has high esthetic expectations. To achieve the optimal predictable clinical outcome, adequate diagnosis, treatment planning, staging, and execution of the periodontal and restorative procedures are essential. The purpose of this presentation is to introduce a new protocol that facilitates and reduces the number of clinical steps to treat a gummy smile, while ensuring maximum comfort for the patient throughout the treatment and maximum esthetics at its conclusion.