Case Studies

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Case Studies

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#TBT Case of the Month: Meeting Aesthetic Desires in a Tough Economy

It’s important to fully meet patients’ aesthetic desires, despite outside conditions that might be affecting the economy or the larger world. Below, one dentist describes a case that emphasized delivering on expectations. Case #17: Achieving Aesthetic Desires in a Tough Economy Clinician: Dr. Mike Maroon, Berlin, CT The desire for aesthetic improvements in one’s smile does not disappear […]

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Throwback Thursday Case of the Month: Taking a Patient’s Smile From Fair to Fabulous With Empress Aesthetics Veneers

We love Empress Aesthetics at Gold Dust Dental because it ensures gorgeous custom restorations. Our dentists appreciate the predictable results in everything from dental implants, conservative inlay/onlays, and crown and bridgework to smile designs and complex reconstructions. Truly, the right materials can take a patient’s smile from fair to fabulous.  Read on to see case results and a […]

#ThrowbackThursday Case of the Month: Minimal Prep Aesthetic Case

A post-ortho aesthetic case requires detailed treatment planning to achieve a successful result. Read on to learn how one dentist used a conservative restorative solution for exactly this purpose. Case #15: Post-Ortho Aesthetic Case Success A 17-year-old patient presented with unsatisfactory post-ortho results. After fracturing teeth #8 and #9 in a skateboarding accident, composite bonding was a stopgap measure […]

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Case of the Month: Creating an Occlusion That Resists Parafunction

Patients who parafunction present a significant challenge because they require precise occlusal techniques. On top of that, there is a higher likelihood they will break restorations. Read on to learn how one dentist approached a cosmetic case where parafunction posed initial complications. Case #14: Treatment Planning and Occlusion When Parafunction Exists Clinician: Dr. Eric Rouah, Toronto, Ontario-Canada […]

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Case of the Month: Creating Smiles by Design With Balance and Symmetry

The discipline of aesthetics in any field depends on tried and true principles. That’s why smile design requires so much careful use of balance and symmetry. To achieve something truly exquisite, you have to first make sure the bones of the thing are sturdy. Then, you can build something beautiful. In this case, you’ll learn one […]

Pre-Op of Diastema Closure Case

Case of the Month: How a Diastema Closure Can Open Doors to a Broader Smile

This case delves into how aesthetic treatments like closing a diastema can be huge game-changers for patients with low self-confidence. Case #12: Self-Conscious Patients, Smile Enhancements, and Diastema Closures Clinician: Dr. David Yudkowsky, Chicago, IL Treatment Options & Discussion Jennifer came into my office with a terrific personality but a smile she had been self-conscious about her […]

The rewarding aspects of restoring a smile.

Blast From the Past Case of the Month: Restoring More Than a Smile for Dramatic Results

Following through with a tricky technique and creating fabulous esthetic results are professionally affirming, but we find the most rewarding moments come from the self-confidence we’re able to give patients through a new smile. Case #11: A Smile Restoration of Discoloration, Deterioration, and Self-Confidence Clinician: Dr. Wes Booker, Owensboro, KY First Steps & Comprehensive Exam When we […]

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Case of the Month: A Functional and Cosmetic Treatment Plan

Erosion, eruption, and more feature in this month’s cosmetic case. Case #10: Treatment Planning with Dual Functional and Cosmetic Goals Clinician: Dr. John Nosti, Mays Landing, NJ A 23-year-old female presented with erosion on the maxillary anteriors. This led to loss of anterior guidance, centric occlusion not coinciding with maximum intercuspation, resultant wear on the […]

A tooth width proportion formula worked in this case.

Treating Ectodermal Dysplasia With a Tooth Width Proportion Formula

In a past post on the Clinical Mastery Series blog, clinical faculty and educator Dr. Chris Catalano introduced a tooth width proportion formula he uses to enhance smile design in everyday dentistry. Here, he’ll go into more depth on the case where he used the formula to great success. This blog is essentially a continuation of […]

A case with function considerations.

Case of the Month: Function Follows Aesthetics for Full Mouth Rehabilitations

Get the inside scoop on one doctor’s function focused techniques in a complex full mouth rehab case. Case #9: Function, Aesthetics, and Full Mouth Rehab Clinician: Dr. Bruce Hagelthorn, Bingham Farms, MI There are patients who definitely make a dramatic impact personally in our profession and Teddi was certainly one of those patients for me! […]