West China Journal of Stomatology ›› 2024, Vol. 42 ›› Issue (1): 19-27.doi: 10.7518/hxkq.2024.2023212

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Classified diagnosis and treatment scheme of oral cosmetic restoration based on aesthetic analysis (part Ⅰ): basic concept, decision tree and clinical pathway

Yu Haiyang(), Zhao Junyi, Sun Manlin   

  1. State Key Laboratory of Oral Diseases & National Center for Stomatology & National Clinical Research Center for Oral Diseases & Dept. of ProthodonticsⅡ, West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China
  • Received:2023-07-08 Revised:2023-09-20 Online:2024-02-01 Published:2024-01-12
  • Contact: Yu Haiyang E-mail:yhyang6812@scu.edu.cn
  • Supported by:
    Science and Technology Project (Clinical Research) of Health Commission of Sichuan Province(230LC-YJ017)


At present, the commonly used clinical protocols of oral comestic restoration are mostly based on the aesthetic indicators proposed by Western developed countries (referred to as Western aesthetics). Mechanically copying the Western aesthetic scheme, ignoring the difference between it and the Chinese oral aesthetic indicators (referred to as Chinese aesthetics), is unable to effectively support personalized cosmetic restoration diagnosis and treatment. In addition, new technologies and new solutions for cosmetic restoration, which are developing rapidly in recent years, are emerging one after another, but many popular concepts are confusing and lack of proper hierarchical diagnosis and treatment norms, and there is indeed an urgent need for discussion and clarity. From the perspective of serving clinical application, this paper discusses the deficiencies of the Chinese translation of the word “aesthetics”, the diffe-rence and connection between aesthetics and cosmetology, and the relationship between cosmetic restoration and fixed restoration. It also discusses the difference between anterior teeth, esthetic zone and exposed zone, the diagnostic and therapeutic value of oral aesthetic analysis, as well as the application methods of desensitization, suggestion, and other therapies in difficult oral cosmetic restoration cases. We further introduce the decision tree and the clinical pathway for restoration and reconstruction of teeth in exposed zone guided by aesthetic analysis, and introduce the clinical process of aesthetic analysis and evaluation, the clinical triclassification of oral cosmetic restoration, and the corresponding clinical classification diagnosis and treatment points.

Key words: oral cosmetic restoration, aesthetic analysis, the clinical pathway of classified diagnosis and treatment, decision tree, desensitization therapy, suggestion therapy

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