The diagnostic wax up is one of our most significant tools in planning functional and cosmetic dentistry. It can be done by hand, digitally or a combination of the 2. Diagnostic wax ups should always be done with direction from the dentist regarding tooth position, cosmetic desire and occlusal functionality.￼￼
This case was hopeless. 80 something year old man. Hopeless caries he was told. But he didn’t want to lose his teeth and didn’t want to go through implants either. So, we did our normal caries control and periodontal correction protocol. I did not lose one tooth. Palatal root amps by Daniel Melker.
There are times when we like to blame patients for the failure of our dentistry. And at times that may be true. But often, we are to blame ourselves for the breakdown and failure of our patients dentistry. Of course it is a shared responsibility, but when we don’t provide the best quality dentistry to our patients, we immediately contribute to the responsibility of a large portion of the failure.
Case treated in November 2005. Patient was new to the area from New Jersey. She had been seeing the same dentist for years. The dentist told her if she ran into a dentist in Florida that told her there was anything wrong that she should leave immediately because everything was in perfect shape.
Below is a classic 4 week post surgical reline. After a core and provisional is completed and periodontal corrective procedures are finished, a 4 week initial healing period is required. During this initial 4 week healing period, no modification is made to EITHER the teeth or provisionals.
The treatment of localised edentulous area with ridge defects poses a challenging task for the dentist for prosthetic rehabilitation.
In a society that values appearance, those who exhibit malformed parts of the face, neck and oral cavity may become less socially acceptable. Rehabilitation of the maxillofacial patient into society requires a broad knowledge of prosthodontics, plus the capacity for compassionate patient management.