Facial plast Surg 2015; 31(05): 504-512
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1565247
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Dentofacial Composition: An Entire Aesthetic Concept

Michael Stiller1, Barbara Peleska2, Rim Hmaidouch3, Jürgen Mehrhof4, Dana Weigel5
  • 1Department of Experimental Orofacial Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, Philipps University, Marburg, Germany
  • 2Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dental Medicine, Philipps University, Marburg, Germany
  • 3Department of Postgraduate Education – Master of Oral Implantology, School of Dental Medicine, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
  • 4Zahntechnik Mehrhof GmbH, Oral Design Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • 5Private Practice of Aesthetic Dentistry, Berlin, Germany
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Publication Date:
18 November 2015 (online)

Abstract

The aesthetic appearance of the mouth region, in addition to the eye and nose area, is the impressive element for facial aesthetics. Therefore, the reconstruction of the intraoral region is very important for the facial aesthetics in the case of genetic dysplasia, trauma, or even in cases for rejuvenating purposes only. The entire region is complex so that in many patient cases only the team work of restorative dentists, surgeons, and orthodontists will be effective. A key role is played here by the dental technician. Besides the frequent necessity of osseous augmentation, the mucogingival complex needs to be, in most cases, harmonized and reconstructed, respectively. There is often a lack of keratinized gingiva and disturbing cicatrice tracks. Quite frequently the mucogingival appearance is also unsatisfactory due to preceding operations and attempted plastic coverages. The aim of this report is to describe the successful surgical and prosthetic treatment of aesthetically and functionally impaired intraoral hard and soft tissue. For surgeons who are interested in aesthetics, it is advisable to learn from experiences of a specialized restorative dentist, oral surgeon, and orthodontist.