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Diagnostic Dilemma - Contouring vs. Veneers

Description:
This presentation will show an easy method to help both patient and dentist determine which treatment option is best for smile design in a patient who's maxillary incisors are a bit short.

Date Added:
5/6/2008

Author(s):

Ronald Goldstein, DDS Ronald Goldstein, DDS
Dr. Ronald Goldstein is currently Clinical Professor of Oral Rehabilitation at Georgia Regents University College of Dental Medicine in Augusta, Georgia, Adjunct Clinic...
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Questions & Comments
Ronald Goldstein - (4/24/2010 3:49 PM)

Thank you for your comment, Dr. Acharya. I agree with you that veneers are the ideal treatment plan and that is the goal in this case. However, the patient is an executive director of a major beauty pagaent and very concerned about his appearance on stage, although he does not have the finances now to do the veneers and he asked if we could do a minimal amount of cosmetic contouring to improve the shapes of the teeth and lessen the interincisal distance. So that is why we did just a bit of cosmetic contouring. Nevertheless, the purpose of this video was to show an economic method of doing a trial smile and using the soft white wax is quick and serves the purpose for the economically challanged patient.

vijailakshmi acharya - (4/23/2010 10:32 AM)

I thought the estetic contouring was unproductive for this case. A mock up or a chairside composite add-on would have shown that veneers would be the only way to go

vijailakshmi acharya - (4/23/2010 10:32 AM)

I thought the estetic contouring was unproductive for this case. A mock up or a chairside composite add-on would have shown that veneers would be the only way to go

Ronald Goldstein - (4/1/2010 6:59 PM)

The wax is called rope wax and get it in white...from Modern Materials or Hygienic companies. a good website showing what is available is:
http://www.net32.com/ec/wax-rope-waxes-l-521-664 ...

the marking pens are from Masel Orthodontics and is listed on my Xpert page under supplies I use on the bottom left of the page. They are called Alcohol Markers.

Ronald Goldstein, DDS

Joao Paulo Montenegro Sousa Magalhães - (3/17/2010 5:33 PM)

Could you, please, tell me which wax brand and pen for countouring do you use? I can not find the pen anywhere... Anyway, great choice for this case you did! - Joao Magalhaes

gary toogood - (1/21/2010 7:00 AM)

very good diagnostic trick using the wht. ortho wax. much less time than comp.-gary toogood

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