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Saturday 12:35 - 1:10pm

Rivaling Natural Teeth Esthetics Using Contemporary Ceramics Fine Arts

With esthetics playing a major role in treatment plans, restorations are almost unacceptable if they are not esthetically magnificent. Dentists and dental technicians have the potential to lighten the future of all patients by brightening up their smiles. It only requires a mere fraction of their time to permanently provide a positive result for the rest of their patients’ lives.

However, “Esthetic elements” are very ambiguous words because each patient has their own beauty to seek. Some patients are looking for artificially perfectly-made beauty; other patients are looking for a very natural restoration just like their own teeth that have their own perfect characteristics. In any case, we have to study natural teeth and understand that there are many methods that can be used to create restorations. Furthermore, many kinds of materials are available in dentistry today. Therefore, we must fabricate our restorations based on what looks like natural teeth.

Additionally, our considerations are not only hard tissue for restorations. We need to also consider the soft tissue for achieving the best esthetic treatment results when we create restorations. It is no exaggeration to say that the treatments of esthetic restorations pursue harmony with the soft tissue. A successful treatment result entails an esthetically acceptable restoration that subtly blends with the remaining teeth. At the same time, however, the patient must see a dramatic change as a result of this restoration. This lecture will present the diagnostic clinical discussions and then move on to the proper steps to attain unified goals between patients, doctors, and technicians through our daily clinical cases.

At the conclusion of this lecture participants will have gained an understanding of:

  1. Reconsideration of implant sub-gingival contour
  2. Implant & pontic tissue adaptation
  3. Scallop-forms


Naoki Hayashi, RDT

Naoki Hayashi graduated from Osaka Dental University (Japan) in 1992. Soon after graduation he worked in the National Dental Laboratory in Japan. He has been president of Ultimate Styles Dental Laboratory in Irvine, CA since 2001. Among other major accomplishments, Naoki has two publications, A Diary: Through the Lens, published by Quintessence publishing in 2005, and Past << Future: Envision 77 Heart Beats , published by Ishiyaku Publishing in 2011.

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