German Gallucci, DMD, PhD
The Shape of Color in Prosthetic Rehabilitations
This lecture will address the clinical and technical aspects to achieve natural-looking morphology, surface texture and intergrated color matching in anterior dental restorations.Natural dentitionserves as an anatomic atlas to interpret and mimic the orientation and location of dental anatomic structures. Transition angles and ridges, proximal slopes, labial grooves, the cervical, middle, and incisal thirds of the buccal surface, as well as lingual central concavity and lingual transition ridgesshould all be mimicked by the prosthetic work to achieve esthetic integration. The position of buccal transition ridges directly influences the buccal mesio-distal dimension, so-called “visual width”. Specific surface texture characteristics reflect light and thus enhance visual dimension of the definitive rehabilitation, and its final esthetic integration.
- To understand the factors affecting the final esthetic outcome
- To discuss clincial approaches to esthetically integrate prosthetic restorations
- To asses the anatomical factors enahcing final esthetic results.
Dr. Gallucci is the Chair of the department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He obtained his Doctorate in Dental Medicine at the department of Prosthodontics, School of Dental Medicine at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Gallucci actively participates in clinical research related to implant-prosthodontics and Digital Dentistry. His work has been published in International peer reviewed journals and is member of the editorial board for several scientific dental journals. Dr. Gallucci participates as invited lecturer in international and national conferences and congresses. He is fellow of the Academy of Prosthodontics, International Team for Implantology (ITI), Switzerland, and active member of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO) - USA, European Academy of Osseointegration (EAO), Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics, (GNYAP) and International Academy of Dental Research (IADR).