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The Art of Temporization - The Blueprint for Predictable Facial Changes Through Aesthetic Dentistry 
Presenter: Elliot Mechanic, BSc, DDS
Credits:  1 CEU Release Date: 9/15/17
CE Supporter: DMG America   Expiration Date: 9/15/20

The mouth is responsible for 60-70% of the visual perception of the face. Using artistic principles, dentists are able to create startling dental changes realizing the desires and dreams of their patients.

The ability to create and modify provisional restorations simply and quickly has opened the door to predictable aesthetic dentistry. Unlike plastic surgery, dental temporization allows the patient to preview his or her new smile and then alter it as necessary for functional, esthetic and phonetic reasons. A well-made temporary restoration, the key to an aesthetic restoration, provides the lab with a blueprint for tooth length, width, thickness, arch form and position, midline cant, and occlusion. Once the patient has approved the temporary, the lab replicates it in porcelain using silicone templates. In this CE webinar, material selection and usage, as well as the working/re-working process (all crucial to the success of temporaries) will be thoroughly discussed.

Upon completion of this CE webinar, the student will have learned
• How to create a provisional to communicate the smile design
• Which materials to utilize chair-side when modifying provisionals
• How to modifying provisionals – tooth length, gingival height, width, thickness, mid-line cant   ( disclaimer, bio and commercial disclosure )

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