1. This patient had reactive rather than preventative dental care prior to visiting our office, resulting in a less cohesive outcome without a planned smile design.
2. A wax prototype of the new smile design is hand crafted by a master technician. Fine details of surface texture and characterizations are created to replicate natural teeth.
3. From the wax prototypes, a plastic prototype is fabricated by Dr. Seay and worn by the patient to evaluate esthetics and function. This is known as the prep appointment, where you leave the office with temporary restorations in place.
4. Once approved by both Dr. Seay and the patient, the measurements are obtained in order to ensure the exact form and function is duplicated in the final porcelain restorations.
5. The information from the plastic prototype is used to create the porcelain restorations. Clinical photography is used in the porcelain selection to obtain the ideal shade, translucency, opalescence and fluorescence.
6. The teeth are backlit as the technician adds various colors of porcelain powder, ultimately assuring optimal translucency and esthetics are achieved.
7. The final bake of porcelain is evaluated and checked for final approval to ensure natural looking results.
8. Final outcome is a controlled process; the planning of form, function and esthetics ensures predictable results.