In order to achieve a harmonious aesthetic result of indirect restorations at the smile zone - the operator should not only choose the material of the restoration, but also analyze and relate to the abutment type and color, and to the integration of the whole restorative complex with the surrounding tissue, whether of a natural tooth (vital or non-vital), or an implant.
In cases where different types of adjacent abutments should be restored (especially implants and teeth), the treatment is even more challenging. One should plan ahead the different phases of the perio-restorative treatment (soft and hard tissue enhancement) in order to end up with a harmonious natural looking result, by choosing the most suitable technique and materials for each site, so that the combined abutment-crown complex will blend with each other, as well as with the adjacent dentition and with the vital periodontium, in an esthetic and healthy environment.
State of the art strategies will be presented where different abutment types were to be restored, utilizing diverse laboratory and clinical restorative techniques.
The concepts of Model Based Restoration and Cervical Contouring will be presented and analyzed in a variety of esthetically challenged clinical cases.