Dental Hypotheses

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 124--126

Orthodontic-restorative treatment of maxillary midline diastema


Mahboobe Dehghani1, Farzin Heravi2 
1 Dental Research Center, Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
2 Dental Materials Research Center, Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Mahboobe Dehghani
Assistant Professor of Orthodontics, Dental Research Center, School of Dentistry, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad
Iran

Introduction: Maxillary midline diastema in adults is an esthetic problem that alters the appearance of smile. This paper describes treatment of a large diastema in a middle-aged patient. Case Report: The case was a 52-year-old woman with a large median diastema and congenitally missing maxillary lateral incisors. A combined orthodontic and prosthetic approach was used to close the diastema and open up space for substitution of missing laterals by implants. Discussion: Despite the slow rate of tooth movement in adults, a large diastema was closed. This interdisciplinary approach improved the esthetic aspect greatly. The patient was satisfied even after four-years of follow-up period.


How to cite this article:
Dehghani M, Heravi F. Orthodontic-restorative treatment of maxillary midline diastema.Dent Hypotheses 2014;5:124-126


How to cite this URL:
Dehghani M, Heravi F. Orthodontic-restorative treatment of maxillary midline diastema. Dent Hypotheses [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Aug 8 ];5:124-126
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