Ultimate communication between the Dentist/Ceramist/Patient and the team for the Minimal Invasive Dentistry

In by Carlo P. Marinello

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8:30 - 18:00

Universitätsspital Zürich

Creating the precision in terms of the preparation, fit and the aesthetic final outcome needs a serious treatment planning which is different for each case. Designing a new smile consists of many steps which are so very important and if followed right, produce predictable success. The importance of minimally-invasive  dentistry is unquestionable. This is only possible if we can insure that proper tooth position in the arch is established, eliminating the need for any soft or hard tissue removal. In order to achieve a very precise and predictable tooth preparation, wax-up, silicon indexes and related techniques such as APR (Aesthetic Pre Recontouring), APT (Aesthetic Pre-evaluative Temporaries) and preparation through the APTs are extremely crucial. This eliminates all the possible mistakes and destruction of the depth cutters that could have been done if the tooth was to be prepared without realizing the aging affects on the enamel (volumetric enamel loss) or their unappropriate teeth positions on the dental arch.

To obtain such results we need an interdisciplinary team work. Every member of the team (including the specialists, lab technicians and the patient) should be aware of the treatment planning and the end result from the beginning. Having all the above done correctly, major component for the success remains “communication”. The key to aesthetic excellence requires patient communication as well as the communication with the laboratory and the specialists from the beginning of the case till the end. With the opportunities in these days, we have so many tools we use for maintaining our social & professional networks of the digital communication. Together with the increasing innovations on CAD/CAM technologies and with the combination of all these digital tools, it shouldn’t be a problem anymore whether the lab, the speacialist ect. which you work with is close to your clinic or it is in an other country, the digital communication makes everyone work as a synergistic team.

The final esthetic results may fail to meet the patient’s expectations due to disharmony between the smile design and the patient’s personality. The patient may feel that the restored teeth do not really “belong” to him or her. Without the proper knowledge, the origin of this disharmony can be difficult to identify.

For decades, dental clinicians have sought to harmonize the shapes of the teeth with the entire face based on parameters such as gender, personality, and age; however, truly successful results have been elusive.

The next step and the aim of this lecture is to present a novel concept which involves the creation of a customized personal image expressing a person’s sense of identity. This concept helps dental clinicians provide restorations that account not only for esthetics, but also for the psychosocial features of the created image, which affect patients’ emotions, sense of identity, behavior, and self-esteem. These factors, in turn, affect how observers react to patients following treatment.


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