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Treatment guidelines

Esthetic complications

Key points

  • The risk of significant patient dissatisfaction with initial esthetic appearance is best reduced during treatment planning discussion to set realistic expectations
  • Provisional restorations and/or temporary prostheses are helpful in designing an esthetically pleasing prosthesis
  • Major esthetic complications may need remaking of a prosthesis or choice of an alternative prosthesis design

Clinical topics

Diagnosis and treatment planning

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