Patients who want more ideal facial esthetics and function may choose treatment but run the risk of having teeth placed outside the alveolar walls. Surgically facilitated orthodontic therapy to alter the dentoalveolar and/or alveoloskeletal bone has the potential to optimally position the roots of the teeth for the patients face. Space may be appropriated to enable the restorative dentist to create natural tooth size and morphology in the worn, eroded or otherwise altered dentition. Surgical, orthodontic and restorative perspectives will be presented using a bottom-up, restoratively driven approach in the management of complex interdisciplinary therapy.
- Appreciate dentoalveolar bone phenotypes and how to limit associated risks using SFOT
- Present the biology, risks/beneits and execution of SFOT in advanced interdisciplinary cases from a surgical, orthodontic, and restorative perspective
- Discuss SFOT to optimize the position of teeth for facial esthetics and function in the skeletally mature patient with “grey zone” malocclusions