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Pract Periodontics Aesthet Dent. 1998 Nov-Dec;10(9):1131-41; quiz 1142.

The interproximal height of bone: a guidepost to predictable aesthetic strategies and soft tissue contours in anterior tooth replacement.

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  • 1Department of Periodontology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.


Enhanced aesthetic objectives can be achieved with precision and predictability due to recent advances in restorative materials and procedures. Although these developments have expanded the therapeutic options available to practitioners and their patients, anterior hard and soft tissue deformities in the aesthetic zone continue to represent a significant technical challenge to the reconstructive team. The objective of this article is to present diagnostic and prognostic criteria that emphasize the osseous-gingival relationship as a means to achieve predictable aesthetic results in the anterior segment with conventional or implant-supported restorations.

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