The management of tooth wear demands knowledge of changes in vertical dimension. Understanding when, by how much and the techniques for assessing an appropriate vertical dimension will be discussed. Digital dentistry allows effective visualisation of the aesthetic and functional requirements in tooth wear cases. This presentation will review digital and analogue techniques for carrying out a facial and dental assessment, finding centric relation, manufacturing deprogrammers and testing changes in the mouth. The combination of 2D and 3D analysis allows the dentist to develop and visualise a risk assessment, determining factors that will influence treatment planning such as enamel preservation, biotype and functional pathways that influence incisor position.
- Develop a systematic process for analysing the need for an OVD increase.
- Discover digital tools that assist in diagnosis.
- Carry out a diagnostic risk assessment and explain concepts to your patient.
Dr Andrea Shepperson
Dr Andrea Shepperson is New Zealand’s only Digital Smile Design Master, a group of dentists and ceramists recognised globally for their skill in Digital Smile Design and highly aesthetic delivery of cosmetic dentistry.
Dr Shepperson is a leader in dentistry, ...