Edition V15N03 | Year 2018 | Editorial Artigo Original | Pages 10 to 27
Esthetic restorative treatment should begin with a final outlined goal. Mock-up can play a key role not only in guiding the clinician in restorative treatment or dental preparation, but also in the patient’s acceptance of future restorations, especially in cases where changes in shape and/or size are planned. In the case of esthetic restorative dentistry, the preservation of as much enamel as possible during dental preparation has allowed to obtain better results in the medium and long term, thanks to: the improvement of the adhesion of the restorations when the limits of the restoration are found in enamel, decreased postoperative sensitivity, and lower marginal microfiltration, thus decreasing failure by staining or de-cementing. Currently within the minimally invasive esthetic dentistry, other specialties such as orthodontics can play a key role, providing the ideal position of the teeth to minimize dental preparation or favor the creation of space for the restorative material. In the present clinical case a systematic interdisciplinary approach was adopted, in which the mock-up is used in an innovative way, being placed in an intermediate phase of the orthodontic treatment and in this way, guiding the orthodontist to an ideal esthetic dental position to, at the same time, achieve the best results, both functional and aesthetic, in the least invasive possible way.
Faus-Matoses I, Faus-Matoses V, Faus-Llácer VJ. A new use of the mock-up: The intra-orthodontic mock-up as a guide for a minimally invasive restorative treatment. J Clin Dent Res. 2018 Sept-Dec;15(3):10-27. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14436/2447-911x.15.3.010-027.oar