Periodontal Approaches to Esthetic Dentistry: A Review on Current Trends
Ranjith Mari, Anjali R Nath, Maya Rajan Peter, Rajesh Vyloppillil, Biju Balakrishnan, Reshma Suresh
Esthetics, Mucogingival surgery, Periodontal plastic surgery
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Mari R, Nath AR, Peter MR, Vyloppillil R, Balakrishnan B, Suresh R. Periodontal Approaches to Esthetic Dentistry: A Review on Current Trends. J Contemp Dent Pract 2022; 23 (2):251-267.
Aim: The present review is to discuss the current trends in periodontal approaches for improving the esthetics in dentistry.
Background: Esthetics is an essential component of today's dental care. A growing awareness of esthetics has fueled an increase in esthetic demand in dentistry in recent years. The ultimate goal in modern dentistry is to attain “white and pink esthetics” in the esthetically important zone.
Review results: Current evidence-based periodontal approaches for improving esthetic dentistry are discussed. The periodontal management of esthetics is mainly focused on proper assessment of the case scenario including the associated mucogingival deformities and selection of a proper technique for the correction of the same.
Clinical significance: There is drastic increase in esthetic demand for the dental procedures in recent years. With the evolution of innovative techniques, clinicians can fulfill the patient's esthetic demands. Thus it is important to be updated in this field about the current innovative approaches.
Conclusion: Newer procedures are being developed all the time and are gradually being integrated into periodontal practice. The practitioner should be mindful that novel approaches are sometimes presented without appropriate clinical research. Our ongoing progress toward better therapeutic approaches should be guided by critical analysis of freshly offered methodologies.
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