How smile design has evolved over time.

The Evolution of Smile Design

Smile design has evolved quite a bit over the years in dentistry. by Dr. Lee Ann Brady How Smile Design Has Evolved in Dentistry In truth, esthetic dentistry is relatively new compared to the age of modern dentistry. When I first learned to treatment plan esthetics and start with tooth position, we would take a printed […]

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#TBT Case of the Month: Meeting Aesthetic Desires in a Tough Economy

It’s important to fully meet patients’ aesthetic desires, despite outside conditions that might be affecting the economy or the larger world. Below, one dentist describes a case that emphasized delivering on expectations. Case #17: Achieving Aesthetic Desires in a Tough Economy Clinician: Dr. Mike Maroon, Berlin, CT The desire for aesthetic improvements in one’s smile does not disappear […]

A team effort made this a successful case.

Case of the Month: The Team Approach to Stunning Smiles and Ideal Function

When a case combines aesthetic and functional needs, the team approach to treatment is essential to success. Case #4: A Solid Team, Comprehensive Treatment, and Ideal Lab Techniques Clinician: Dr. Paul Biederman, Anchorage, AK With old failing restorations a significant reverse smile line, and lack of anterior guidance, patient Linda pursued treatment for aesthetic and functional reasons. […]

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See How Six Valuable Smile Design Tips Can Change Your Practice

These spectacular smile design tips are the foundation of gorgeous clinical results.   by Dr. John Nosti Good aesthetic dentistry is all about taking the knowledge you’ve gleaned from years in school and your real-world practice … and then going back to essential principles. Before you take on your next, most impressive case yet, review the following […]

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Go-To Dental Lab Tips: From Photos to Prep

Working with the dental lab brings up a a long list of common questions. In this post, we outline a few that come up time and again. Negotiating the complex requirements for lab cases can be a confusing process. Use these three tips when sending your case to a trusted ceramist. Preschedule Your Smile Design Cases […]

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Smile Design Case Lab Essentials Go To Dental Guide

We’ve put together a comprehensive checklist for sending a successful smile design case to Gold Dust Dental Lab. If followed accurately, this can ensure the most efficient outcome for working with the lab. High quality results are all about the best preparation. Initial Smile Design Preparation Materials To start with, put together the face bow transfer, stick […]

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Diastema Closure with Minimal Prep Veneers

Minimal Prep Veneers Case Study by Dr. Mike Smith With any anterior case it is important to master the esthetics in the treatment planning phase in order to provide the patient with their desired cosmetic results. Patient CJ was presented with a diastema, and case goals were to deprogram and regain anterior guidance, while moving the […]