After graduating from Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry in 1991, Saip Denizoğlu completed his Ph.D. at Atatürk University between 1993 and1999. He served as a faculty member at the Department of Prosthodontics, in the same university between 1999 and 2006. He continued to work as a faculty member at Yeditepe University Faculty of Dentistry in 2006. He continued his aesthetic and prosthetic dentistry practices in his own office between 2011 and 2017. He appointed as a professor at the Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Biruni University in 2017.
Patient Approach in Aesthetic Region Restorations and Process Management
Advances in dental technology and material science have increased the treatment alternatives for dentists to use, especially in the last decade. Porcelain materials and application techniques with superior properties give us the chance to apply aesthetic zone restorations that can mimic nature very well. With the advances in dentistry, it has become more accessible for people to access these new technologies and to observe unique and successful cases with the contribution of the internet and social media. As a result, the expectations and desires of individuals are rising more consciously and rightly.
Diagnosis and planning are essential for the restoration of aesthetic sites. The process starts with the patient stepping into the clinic. It continues with the determination of the wishes and needs of the patient, first physicians after the patients’ expectations for the treatment process, and the positive outcome of the result. This process is the best stage. At this stage, the formation of the algorithm should include basic knowledge and skills, including the psychological analysis of the patient.
These factors, which are useful in planning and process, are primary education, clinical experience, continuous education, follow-up of books and scientific publications, the information provided in meetings and congresses, good teamwork, and the most mattering one is the physician’s common sense. On the other hand, patient satisfaction is the primary concern. Expectations, the mental structure, trust, commitment to the physician, determination of time, and budget are the conditions that the physician should consider in the planning and treatment process.
What needs to be guided by the physician in the definition and execution of the process are factual thinking, systematic and structured study methods, and data collection to understand our patient. Identify the problem and expectations, visualize in three dimensions, and choose the appropriate technique to go to the end.
In this presentation, I will try to explain to the listener the treatment in the aesthetic region restorations and the approach to the patient in these three steps.