Dental Avengers: Taking Retainer Stability and Aesthetics into Next Era ZD33-ZD34
Dr. Sanjeev Jakati,
Flat no 201, Susheela Appartments, Ganesh Colony, Sangam Road, Wanadongri,
Hingna, Nagpur-441110, Maharashtra, India.
Adult patients are realizing that practical, realistic options now exist to “straighten” their teeth because the cosmetic dentistry revolution has begun to include even “adult short-term cosmetic orthodontics” as an integral part. Previously, the patients were bound to select between either the aesthetic benefits of ceramic or the bondability characteristic of composite, however this can now be fabricated in such a manner that still allows placement of a lingual splint so as to steady the orthodontic movement. This article describes a case study whereby the patient can attain the aesthetic benefits of an all ceramic crown or a veneer which was retained by incorporating/reinforcing a metal framework of crown itself. Orthodontic treatment was initiated to correct the alignment, overjet and overbite which were followed by endodontic, periodontic and prosthodontic rehabilitation with full ceramic crowns to achieve ideal aesthetics, and an improved occlusion and stable function.