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International Journal of Computerized Dentistry



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Int J Comput Dent 18 (2015), No. 1     9. Mar. 2015
Int J Comput Dent 18 (2015), No. 1  (09.03.2015)

Page 65-84, PubMed:25911830, Language: English/German

Planning and predictability of clinical outcomes in esthetic rehabilitation
Kurbad, Andreas
In esthetic rehabilitation, it is a challenge to meet the needs of patients with growing expectations. Creating predictable results is the key to success. This can be accomplished by performing a comprehensive esthetic diagnosis, elaborating treatment proposals that satisfy today's esthetic standards, and using modern computer-assisted methods. The diagnostic wax-up and mock-up are effective tools that allow patients to visualize treatment proposals without invasive procedures. Once the patient has approved the proposals, they provide the basis for the fabrication of the final restoration. The use of modern ceramic materials makes it possible to achieve a good esthetic outcome, even in restorations with extremely thin layer thicknesses. Esthetic cementation is the final step of restorative treatment.

Keywords: all-ceramic, CAD/CAM, esthetics, smile design, veneers