Dental Asia Jul/Aug 2018

38 DENTAL ASIA JULY / AUGUST 2018 N ature, with its hidden intricacies, produces an enthralling symphony of elements that has left human beings enamoured for eons. In his quest to recreate nature, man has embraced art in various forms. The artists, the sculptors, the poets and the writers over the years have humbly surrendered to themagniƤcence of natures’ beauty. Dentists found their calling in the spectrum of art in which they created and designed the minute aspects of natural teeth in aesthetic restorations they havemade for their patients. Emulating nature became the topmost goal for conscientious dentists. The exhaustive study of toothmorphology, the understanding of dental disease process and the gush of energy fromthe dental industry and material manufacturers have placed dentists today on the peak of an artistic revolution that infuses beauty in the things they create. The case described here takes readers through a journey of understanding the principle and pathophysiology of an unpleasing smile that requires a methodical approach to restore its lost glory in the most suitable manner while conserving precious tooth structure. The case analysis A patient, aged 30 years old, with a history of orthodontics in her adolescence reported to the dental o ƥ cewith a complaint; that her smile does not do justice to the beauty of her face. On examination, the upper anterior teeth looked retroclined and over corrected as a result of orthodontics (Figs. 1-4). Detailed analysis 1 was carried out using photographs and mounted study models; the relevant Ƥndings are tabulated in Table 1 (Fig. 5). Integrating Function with Conservative Aesthetic Approaches: The Restorative Sequence By Dr. Ali Tunkiwala Fig. 1: Pre-operative smile Fig. 1: Pre-operative smile Fig. 2: Pre-operative retracted view Fig. 5: Analysing the problem list Table 1 Fig. 2: Pre-operative retracted view Clinical Feature