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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 55-58

Importance of anatomic mock-up for predictable esthetic smile design with ceramic veneers


1 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endododntics, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Periodontics, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Manuel S Thomas
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endododntics, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal University, Mangalore, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2229-5194.135014

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Ceramic veneers are considered as an esthetic treatment option for anterior teeth with unusual positions or appearance, as they conserve tooth structure and offer predictable results when planned adequately. Anatomic wax mock-up is an important tool during the phase of treatment planning. It allows the dentist to effectively communicate with the patient regarding the final esthetic result. Esthetic preevaluative temporaries prepared from the anatomic wax mock-up will allow the clinician and the patient to assess the form and contour future restorations to be placed; and its effects on the lip posture, smile line, and function. The mock-up can also help in the fabrication of an index to aid in the conservation of the tooth structure, while veneer tooth preparation and also assist in temporization. The purpose of this case report is to highlight the importance anatomic mock-up for predictable esthetic smile design with ceramic veneers. Clinical Relevance to Interdisciplinary Dentistry
  • The dental and gingival component of the smile can be manipulated to create a beautiful smile.
  • A multidisciplinary role between restorative dentist, periodontist, and orthodontist is often required when designing a smile for a patient.
  • Anatomic mock-up is an important tool for effective communication between the dentists from various fields, between the dentist and the ceramist, as well as between the dentist and the patient when altering the patients smile.


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