Journal of Interdisciplinary Dentistry

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

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


Manuel S Thomas1, K David2 
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

Correspondence Address:
Manuel S Thomas
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endododntics, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal University, Mangalore, Karnataka
India

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.



How to cite this article:
Thomas MS, David K. Importance of anatomic mock-up for predictable esthetic smile design with ceramic veneers.J Interdiscip Dentistry 2014;4:55-58


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Thomas MS, David K. Importance of anatomic mock-up for predictable esthetic smile design with ceramic veneers. J Interdiscip Dentistry [serial online] 2014 [cited 2022 May 26 ];4:55-58
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