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Dr. Marcelo Calamita

Indications and limitations of prosthetic solutions

Saturday, September 21st, 2013
Session 1: 9:05-9:30
Dr. Marcelo Calamita


The predictability of the esthetic result when restoring anterior ridge defects will always be a challenge and depends not only on the clinician's ability to manage state-of-the-art surgical procedures. The patient's dental history, current anatomy, and personal wishes should also be integrated in the treatment planning. This presentation will discuss non-surgical approaches to restore the "white and pink esthetics" in deficient edentulous spans, including the prosthetic gingival restoration. When corrected indicated, planned, and carefully executed, the prosthetic gingival restoration can be a trustworthy and predictable alternative to reestablish normal crown ratios and gingival profiles in complex situations, mimicking the color, contour and texture of natural tissues. These type of restoration can reduce the need of technique-sensitive surgical procedures, which are dependent on the individual pattern of biologic repair, thereby simplifying and reducing the time and cost of treatment.


Dr. Marcelo Calamita received his DDS degree from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He obtained his certificate, MS, and PhD in prosthodontics from the same University, were he worked as clinical instructor in the Department of Prosthodontics for 17 years. He was associate professor of prosthodontics at University Braz Cubas and University of Guarulhos, both in Sao Paulo. He is the former President of the Brazilian Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and maintains a full-time private practice focusing on comprehensive restorative and implant dentistry. He has lectured, published articles and co-authored book chapters on treatment planning, implants and esthetic restorative dentistry.

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