The contemporary practice of dentistry must include management of the dentition and soft tissues to create an esthetic smile by means of tooth movement, soft-tissue modification, restorative procedures or some combination of these techniques.
The aim of this study was to develop a protocol for quantifying wear using white ligth profilometry.
Fabricanting quality anterior esthetic restorations, such as porcelain veneers and crowns, requires the fabrication of a soft tissue definitive cast with removable dies and a hard stone gingiva.
A famous prosthodontist once wrote, "When esthetics is the prime motivating factor in any restorative procedure, the restoration will assuredly fail.
This clinical report demonstrates how a clinician can objectively overcome some of the barriers associated eith providing patients with predictable esthetics , in a mutually satisfactory manner.