Direct use of diagnostic wax-up for ceramic aesthetic rehabilitations
Patients’ demands for a harmonious smile has been widely claimed in today’s Dentistry. It is up to the clinician to perform a correct diagnosis and treatment planning to proceed towards achieving excellent aesthetic and functional results. A direct intra-oral diagnostic wax-up has several advantages, e.g., the analysis of volume, length and dental proportions. It also enables minimally invasive preparations to fabricate the final ceramic restorations, which stand out in the dental profession due to their longevity, high strength and excellent optical properties. The aim of this paper is to present a case report of an aesthetic rehabilitation of the smile with ceramic veneers using a technique with direct intra-oral wax-up using composite resin to guide the tooth preparations, as well as the provisionals and the fabrication of the final ceramic restorations.