A diagnostic wax-up is an extra step in the process to help the patient visualize what their new smile is going to look like.
View and touch a three-dimensional wax model of your newly designed teeth, before the treatment begins
Once we have identified any dental problems or patient desires for a better-looking smile, it is time to visualize your new smile.
At the dental office of Dr. Alex Rossitch, we do a diagnostic wax-up
Impressions are taken of your upper and lower teeth and a lab technician will perfect the shape and position of the teeth in wax. Gum levels are raised or lowered, spaces closed and any modifications done depending you what you need.
A diagnostic wax-up is a valuable tool for any smile makeover because they give you an accurate preview on how your case will look like before we begin. Once the treatment plan has been accepted we will use this wax-up to guide us in the preparation of your teeth and the fabrication of your temporary teeth.
The temporaries then become a good test run to determine how it actually looks like in your mouth and provide us with a lot of information that will help us design your new, beautiful crowns or veneers.
It is important to note that a beautiful looking smile is not enough. We pay particular attention to the functional aspects of the bite. This will minimize any future problems with breaking or chipping of the new teeth.