Healthy and harmonised function via computer-guide
Fig. 1a: A smile defect of discoloured teeth and presence of a diastema.
Fig. 1b: Four anterior veneers placed to improve smile defects.
Fig. 2: Smile Design Wheel that incorporates patient psychology, health, function and aesthetics.
Fig. 3: Veneer preparations conserve tooth structure compared with full coverage crowns.
Fig. 4: Articulated casts require remounting to ensure minimal spatial distortions at case delivery.
Fig. 5: Articulating paper markings do not measure occlusal force by paper mark appearance, regardless of their depth of colour, mark size or shape. Paper markings cannot determine tooth contact timing sequences either.
Figs. 6a & b: T-Scan III recording handle with USB connection (left) and T-Scan III desktop (right).
Fig. 7: T-Scan III graphical display illustrates excessive occlusal force in colour for simplified analyses by the clinician.
Fig. 8a: T-Scan III sensor schematic.
Fig. 8b: T-Scan III high definition recording sensor.
Figs. 9 & 10_Legend of colour-coded occlusal force data (left). Doughnut-shaped paper mark supposedly indicates high force (right).
Figs. 11a & b: Upper first molar with 3 large paper marks and upper second molar with mesial scratchy paper markings. Opposing lower molars with large black paper marks on first molar and small, light marks on the second molar.
Fig. 12: T-Scan III data of upper right first and second molar occlusal forces.
Fig. 13: Pre-op fractured veneers.
Fig. 14: Replacement of broken veneers completed with six new veneers.
Fig. 15a: Paper markings of protrusive movement pre-treatment.
Fig. 15b: T-Scan data of early protrusion.
Fig. 15c: High force on distal incisal region #11.
Fig. 16: Mid-treatment paper markings of protrusive movement.
Fig. 17a: End of treatment paper markings of protrusive movement.
Fig. 17b: Corrected post-op early protrusion.
Fig. 17c: Corrected post-op mid-protrusion.
Fig. 17d: Corrected post-op end protrusion.
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November 11, 2016
BACD Annual Conference 2016
The 13th Annual Conference of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry took place 10 to 12 November in Edinburgh. (Photographs: Dental Tribune International)