Smile Design Integrating Esthetics and Function: Essentials by Jonathan B Levine DMD

By Jonathan B Levine DMD

Jonathan B. Levine DMD offers a brand new quantity designed to introduce practitioners to aesthetic dentistry with the objective of properly increasing his or her present scope of moral dental perform. Richly illustrated in complete color all through, this gorgeous but useful quantity introduces the topic of smile layout to the reader with issues starting from aligners and veneers to house administration. Smile layout Integrating Aesthetics and Function can be appropriate for dental practitioners worldwide.

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1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 53 Integr ation of Function and Esthetics Optimal smile design should integrate facial balance and harmony with natural form, fit and function of the teeth and jaws. A proper treatment plan should address not only the esthetic needs of our patient, but also improve or sustain the health of the entire orofacial complex.

2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 53 Integr ation of Function and Esthetics Optimal smile design should integrate facial balance and harmony with natural form, fit and function of the teeth and jaws. A proper treatment plan should address not only the esthetic needs of our patient, but also improve or sustain the health of the entire orofacial complex. The smile reflects the quality, quantity and functioning of the component parts of this entire system.

4) The biologic model requires the following relationship of the occluded anterior teeth: the central incisors overlap vertically (‘overbite’) 3–5 mm and hori­z ontally (‘overjet’) 2–4 mm, and the cuspids overlap vertically 4–6 mm and horizontally 56 C h a p t e r 3 I n t e g r at i o n o f F u n c t i o n a n d E s t h e t i c s A Fig. 3A–C Ideal tooth contacts illustrated on a model. e. 3 mm areas. Red pencil outlines the occlusal table to show buccal–lingual tooth width relationship and tooth contacts relative to the occlusal outline.

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