On 5th of May during my second presentation in Dubai, I showed my protocol of work in digital esthetic dentistry but following a different process compared the process that I showed the day before.
With this “Chair-side” process, I’m able to finalize the case in only one day or sometimes in a few days. In this case, I use the mock-up as a temporary device, positioning it on to the teeth prepared, without bonding.
In order to avoid inflammation, swelling and consequently bleeding of the gums because of the mock-up, I always suggest to the patients:
- to clean the teeth of the mock-up and the gums around it with a soft toothbrush;
- to put on the gums a chlorhexidine gel 2% twice a day;
- and sometimes I take an injection of 4 mg of cortisone to stop the inflammation and the consequent bleeding.
In-fact the isolation of the operative site, without saliva and blood, during cementation step it is essential to obtain a stable prosthetic system in time.
In this first day of conferences, I have perceived that also in this area of the world the colleagues are interested in Digital Aesthetic dentistry.
During My first presentation, I have shared my protocol of work following a Lab-side process with which I am able in collaboration with my dental technician to create the prosthetic devices.
I divided the protocol of work into four steps:
- I gather all the information necessary to perform the case study evaluating, the indications for treatment, and motivation of the patient.
- I simulate the end result directly on the patient, using the mock-up.
- the software allows me to copy the patient's mock-up previously tested.
- I finalize the case by implementing the treatment plan, that clearly always takes into account the expectations and goals, that my staff, the patient and I have set.
I could follow the chair-side process or Lab-side process it depends how complex is the case.