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Underrated Gems: 2 Tools with Myriad Benefits for Cosmetic Cases – March 2018

March 2018


Underrated Gems: 2 Tools with Myriad Benefits for Cosmetic Cases

“The diagnostic wax-up and acrylic mock-up are among the most powerful tools that we have in our back pocket in modern-day cosmetic dentistry. However, these tools commonly are underrated and overlooked.

“Used effectively, a diagnostic wax-up and acrylic mock-up can make the difference in the all-around success of cosmetic restorations, from treatment planning, to case acceptance, to minimal vs. excessive preparation. Patients overcoming hesitancy in committing to smile makeover treatments can preview the proposed restorations, which can assist them in confidently deciding to move ahead with their dental improvements. Doctors can utilize the mock-up step to work with the patient and the lab in detailing design features for the case. Preparations also can be guided by the mock-up to achieve minimal preparations that accurately fulfill the requirements of the planned restorations. Please enjoy the following video examples of the versatile uses of diagnostic wax-ups and acrylic mock-ups, and ways to incorporate them into your case presentations.”

– Will Schmidt, RDA
Clinical Operatory Manager


Feature Content

Easy Preps Pave the Way for BruxZir® Esthetic Veneers

An acrylic mock-up simplifies the preparation phase for a makeover featuring BruxZir® Esthetic zirconia.

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An Extensive Treatment Plan to Achieve a Dramatic ‘After’

This patient reviews an acrylic mock-up before proceeding with Obsidian® veneers for her smile.

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The Small Essentials for Big Clinical Success

Take the stress out of large cosmetic cases with this helpful roundup of must-haves.

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