This book offers detailed guidance on integrated orthodontic, periodontal, and restorative solutions for the treatment of diastema, highlighting the advantages of such a multidisciplinary approach and presenting suitable clinical protocols for esthetic reconstruction and functional improvement. The coverage includes discussion of diagnosis and explanation of important elements of dentofacial, dentolabial, and dental analysis and relevant soft tissue aspects. Clear advice is provided on treatment planning, and the various treatment options are fully described, with consideration of new materials and techniques and attention to timing and sequencing. The book benefits from the inclusion of numerous clinical case photos. It will be an excellent aid to the management of patients in whom correction of diastemas is only possible through multidisciplinary interventions.
- Provides detailed guidance on the diagnosis and multidisciplinary treatment of diastemas
- Covers new materials and techniques
- Includes numerous clinical case photos
Introduction.- Definition and Causes of Diastema.- Initial Consultation.- Diagnosis.- Esthetic Parameters and Smile Design.- Soft Tissue Considerations.- Treatment Planning.- Treatment Options, Timing, and Sequencing.- Material Selection.- Cases.
Ugur Erdemir is Associate Professor in the Department of Operative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Istanbul, Turkey, where he has worked since 1998, initially as Doctor of Operative Dentistry and subsequently as Assistant Professor. Dr. Erdemir is a member of various professional bodies, including the Turkish Dental Association, the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), the European Federation of Conservative Dentistry (EFCD), and the Restorative Dentistry Association. He is the author of 17 articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Esra Yildiz has been a Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry Faculty of Dentistry, University of Istanbul, Turkey since 2005. Her fields of interest include minimally invasive dentistry, non-carious cervical lesions, erosion and treatment procedures, and biomechanics of tooth structure and restorations. She is a Founding Member of the Restorative Dentistry Association as well as a member of the IADR and the Turkish Dental Association. She is the author of numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals.