• Essential lines: a concept for the production of functional and beautiful posterior restorations.

    October 18, 2018
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    Essential lines: a concept for the production of functional and beautiful posterior restorations.

    Achieving a natural likeness can be challenging in restorative dentistry. The concept of ‘essential lines’ can help practitioners achieve this aesthetic result – even in cases where exact tooth anatomy is unavailable.

    Dr Giuseppe Chiodera, Italy.

    Essential lines: a concept for the production of functional and beautiful posterior restorations.

    Achieving a natural likeness can be challenging in restorative dentistry. The concept of ‘essential lines’ can help practitioners achieve this aesthetic result – even in cases where exact tooth anatomy is unavailable.

    Dr Giuseppe Chiodera, Italy.

    Essential lines: a concept for the production of functional and beautiful posterior restorations.

    Achieving a natural likeness can be challenging in restorative dentistry. The concept of ‘essential lines’ can help practitioners achieve this aesthetic result – even in cases where exact tooth anatomy is unavailable.

    Dr Giuseppe Chiodera, Italy.

    • Drawing ‘essential lines’ can help successfully recreate the natural appearance of teeth in restorative dentistry.

      The essential lines concept assumes each posterior tooth has a universal set of characteristics, or common lines. When used in combination with copying techniques, knowledge of these lines can help recreate the appearance of a tooth in restorations – especially in cases where the exact anatomy of the tooth is not available. It can also reduce the time and effort spent on creating natural-looking restorations, without compromising on quality.

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