Interdisciplinary Case Report NL
From the article, “Case NL illustrates FACE principles that address goals for functional occlusion, facial balance and dental esthetics with the ultimate goal to provide dental stability, long-term health to the periodontium and TMJs.
The keys in this collaborative interdisciplinary case are an accurate periodontal diagnosis, careful orthodontic tooth position detailing, and a dentist who managed pontic shape to carefully to develop the interproximal papillae.
The case images presented focus on the relationships amongst the periodontist, orthodontist, and the prosthodontist. The orthodontic component was very simple as there were no TMD concerns. The key teaching point with this case is the inclusion of the periodontist for an accurate periodontal diagnosis prior to orthodontic care and a prosthodontist who could manage the pontic shape to create the papillae.”