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Maximizing Esthetic Transformations Using a Closed Flap ErCr - YSGG Modality Maximizing Esthetic Transformations Using a Closed Flap ErCr - YSGG Modality

Author(s):

Hugh Flax, DDS, PC

Date Added:

1/14/2011


Summary:

Harmony of function, biology, and appearance is paramount when creating long-term results for patients. Fortunately, the efforts of many pioneers like Pankey, Dawson, and Lee1-3 have allowed contemporaries to achieve bioesthetic results more predictably. The clinical study presented in this article demonstrates that, in selected cases, combining minimally invasive laser therapy with detailed restorative design and technique can satisfy the bioesthetic functional requirements.

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