When we are dealing with peoples smiles, we have the chance to change their future. As dental Artisans we can create a piece of art and put our soul to it or we can choose to just create crowns. A new smile can change and influence a patient’s life dramatically, we are dealing with someone´s dreams and visions, made right it can fulfill them, give them higher esteem and self-confidence. Made wrong however we can just as well ruin a persons life.
When meeting a new patient we need to share their vision and find their target of the final outcome to fulfill their dreams as soon as possible. To achieve this easier, we created a new unique toolbox to systematically and on a step by step basis help them share their vision to us. We created a unique book that connects with libraries in both 3Shape Smile design and 3Shape Dental designer. So for the first time you can actually sit down with the patient and let them look through pictures of beautiful natural smiles, then let them choose just like from a menu.
When they you decided together what smile they like you can open your PC make a 3Shape Smile Design with the exact smile they chosen and show them within minutes how it will look in their face. After the first acceptance the Dr can send the 3Shape Smile design picture to the lab where it shows the exact library to use for i.e. a diagnostic mockup, or final restorations. And now the designer will be able to recreate the exact smile that the patient chose in the book and got a first glimpse of in 3Shape Smile design. The libraries doesn’t only consists of the anterior part but of all teeth, and they are set up perfectly in occlusion as well. So your designs are going to be pinpoint accurate to recreate the exact smile that the patients ask for and this is unique.
The book itself is intended for the whole dental team; Dentist that work with a lab or even have inhouse technicians or inhouse staff trained to finalize cases. It is intended for labs who want to improve the communication with their Dr´s and get a clearer image of where to go with esthetic cases. By having the libraries exactly connected to the book it doesn´t matter if you need a new set of veneers, a full mouth rehabilitation or a denture. And as a technician you can now be certain you can replicate the final outcome and vision that the patient has.
We have divided the book in three parts ; the first part is like a menu for the patient to choose one of 18 Fabulous smiles with the help of a professional. They can show what they like or in the matter of fact it can be just as important to know what they do not like as well. The second part is created more for the dental team letting you choose and get inspired by the structure of the teeth by communicating translucency and surface texture and gloss, this can be used for the picky patient or just used as a tool between the clinic and lab to get the right characteristics of the restorations.
What we noticed getting our first digital scans long time ago was the lack of surface texture which is present in analog impressions. So with part 2 you can choose the amount of texture and structure you like from different smiles. Part 3 is a learning chapter, it contains our way of staining monolithic restorations. We choose to solely focus on monolithic restorations since the future in our opinion is monolithic, materials evolve faster than the blink of an eye and we need to know how to handle these materials. You will also find photography tips and tricks and a template needed to get the best info to the designer. Labtechnichians rarely meet the patient and we need to know the prerequisites we are working on. So to finish it off; with this unique concept consisting of a printed coffee table type book, The Fabulous Smiles libraries in both 3Shape smile design and 3Shape dental designer you will be able to work faster, better and smarter achieving higher case acceptance and less headache. Since all the Fabulous smile libraries are based on natural real teeth the outcomes you get don´t just look natural they look real! ( or change real to Fabulous)