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International Journal of Dentistry
Volume 2011, Article ID 183471, 5 pages
Case Report

A Geriatric Patient: Age Is Not a Factor

1Maimonides Hospital, Brooklyn, NY 11219, USA
2Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, NYU College of Dentistry, New York, NY 10010, USA
3Department of Periodontology, University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
4Department of Periodontology, Universidad de Catalana, Barcelona, Spain

Received 17 March 2011; Accepted 19 April 2011

Academic Editor: Ali I. Abdalla

Copyright © 2011 Lisa Klodnitskaya et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Objective. A patient presented to the dental office expressing dissatisfaction with the appearance of his teeth, and as a result, of his smile. Our objective was to satisfy his initial chief complaint: “I don't like how my teeth look when I smile.” Methodology. Upon completing all initial exams and consultations, an esthetic dental treatment plan was formulated and agreed upon by both the practitioners and the patient. Results. The patient received periodontal treatment first to create esthetic gingival margins. Anterior ceramic crowns followed. Conclusion. The results surpassed all patient's expectations.