Clinical Relevance

It is possible to modify the natural emergence profile of the tooth using simple intrasulcular direct restorations. The shape of the intrasulcular part of the restoration will determine the design of the gingival contour.

SUMMARY

Some clinical situations, such as the closure of pronounced diastemas and the transformation of malformed, small, or peg-shaped teeth, require a rebalancing of dental proportions accompanied by a modification of the gingival contour. A traditional treatment plan might require surgical, prosthetic, and/or orthodontic treatment, but in some cases, these therapeutic options could be considered too invasive and not always the best solution. Moreover, not all patients are ready to undergo irreversible, long, and expensive procedures. To overcome these limitations and to solve all of these clinical problems in a rapid and noninvasive way, we propose a new technique that allows us to modify the natural emergence profile of the tooth using simple intrasulcular direct restorations. Using the Biologically Active Intrasulcular Restoration technique, it is possible to rebalance tooth shape and dimensions, gingival level and contour with low biological and economic costs. This method, which does not require any preparation of the dental tissues, is reversible and minimally invasive. It is applicable to patients of all ages, and results are obtained in a single appointment.

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