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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 221-227

Smile enhancement with anatomic diagnostic wax-up and comprehensive esthetic smile designing


Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, MAHSA University, Selangor, Malaysia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Shivani Kohli
Department of Prosthodontics, MAHSA University, Jenjarum 42610, Selangor.
Malaysia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jioh.jioh_191_17

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Esthetic smile design is a conceptual tool that can reinforce diagnosis, improve communication, and enhance certainty of the treatment. Analysis of the facial and gingival features in relation to the teeth can be achieved by evaluating facial, dento-labial, and dentogingival parameters, which are crucial steps in smile designing. Following this, diagnostic wax-up, which is an imperative tool, was carried out on maxillary anterior teeth to satisfy the smile design and to establish an anterior guidance. Diagnostic wax-up allowed the dentist to effectively communicate with the patient concerning the final esthetic outcome with improved smile line. Esthetic pre-evaluative provisional prepared from the diagnostic wax-up permits the dentist and the patient to appraise the appearance of the future restorations during smile and function. Hence, the aim of this case report was to highlight smile enhancement with the aid of anatomic diagnostic wax-up following principles of esthetic smile designing.


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