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Pract Periodontics Aesthet Dent. 1998 Jan-Feb;10(1):87-94; quiz 96.

Aesthetic evolution of anterior maxillary crowns: a literature review.

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UCLA School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, California 90095-1668, USA. stefanp@dent.ucla.edu

Abstract

The aesthetics of anterior maxillary restorations and health of the surrounding tissues are primary determinants of the successful outcome of a clinical procedure. Various restorative materials and application techniques have been developed to achieve optimal aesthetics. While early porcelain-fused-to-metal restorations exhibited metal margins, the development of shoulder porcelain margins in the 1980s resulted in a significant aesthetic improvement. Only in the 1990s, however, did all-porcelain restorations finally achieve the strength and complete range of optical characteristics exhibited by the natural dentition.

PMID:
9582665
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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