The esthetic rehabilitation of anterior ridge defects and the achievement of patient satisfaction has become major clinical challenges for dentists and technicians. Poor diagnosis and treatment planning are frequently associated with multiple surgical procedures which fail to meet patient expectations. The loss of hard and soft tissues in esthetic compromised zone is commonly associated with anterior ridges and affects the rehabilitation prognosis. The presence of interdental papilla and papillary configuration play a decisive role in patient satisfaction. A treatment planning considering esthetic parameters, prosthetic needs, and morphological defects must be conducted to improve treatment outcomes. Therefore, this study aims to propose a treatment concept for anterior ridge defects focusing on digital evaluation systems and guided by an ideal facially driven smile design project. In addition, the relevance of the papilla for the esthetic outcomes and the treatment alternatives for anterior ridge defects are also addressed.

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