The Use Of Dental Lasers And Ridge Preservation To Maximize Esthetic Outcomes

True dental esthetics comes from a delicate balance of the morphology and color of the dentition silhouetted against the backdrop of a healthy periodontium in a functionally sound occlusion. A major challenge for the restorative dentist is to reconstruct these natural biologic parameters when a tooth (or teeth) is (are) lost and the harmony of this biologic balance is upset. Tooth loss in the esthetic zone can be handled by placement of dental implants or by conventional crown and bridge procedures. Whichever route is chosen, the key to esthetic success lies in the preservation of facial and interproximal alveolar bone and symmetry of the soft tissue envelope that surrounds and frames the teeth.

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