The Art of a PERSONALISED SMILE DESIGN

Time

Programme

 9.00am - 10.30am  Digital Workflow and Communication within the Team
 10.30am - 11.00am  Tea Break/ Visit Exhibition
 11.00am - 12.30pm  The Art of the Mock-Up
 12.30pm - 2.00pm  Lunch/ Visit Exhibition
 2.00pm - 3.30pm  Soft Tissues, Implants, and Veneers
 3.30pm - 4.00pm  Tea Break/ Visit Exhibition
 4.00pm - 5.30pm  Personalised Smile Design - Visagism in 2D & REBEL in 3D

While some of the final esthetic results are creating the “wow” effect, some 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. Most of all the smiles are being designed intuitively by the dentist or the ceramist.

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 which is based on the “visagism” VIS concept that 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.

The 2D outcomes of the VIS technique, which suggests the individualised final smile design in terms of the incisal projection, tooth axis, dominance of the centrals and the individual teeth shapes, will be suggested to the dentist on a 2D drawing.

Even with this very valuable VIS smile design, for some dentists creating direct a mock up may be difficult. Filling an empty space with teeth can be a difficult task. However with the new digital technologies this problem is now solved. The REBEL is the new 3D DIGITAL SMILE DESIGN program, which can immediately convert the 2D VIS program in to 3D. This way the dentist will be able to immediately 3D print this STL file and be able to place the final wax up in the patients mouth.

The protocol that will be presented in this lecture will show the attendees on how easy to get in to the stage of working with the REBEL, how to get the 3D digital wax up and emphasize the importance of the correct communication which will improve the esthetic diagnosis and the predictability of anterior aesthetic restorations.

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