The patient’s satisfaction with the outcome of esthetic treatment depends, in large measure, on the clinician’s ability to understand the patient’s desires and in turn to communicate effectively with the dental ceramist. Facilitation of this three-way communication is the purpose of this new clinical atlas that documents many years of collaborative work between a world-renowned clinician and educator and a master dental ceramist. This beautiful, full-color book presents patient objectives, treatment plans and outcomes, shade selection, and other elements of the smile design (ie, arrangement, brightness, character, and incisal effects) in a spare and straightforward style. For the patient, the book serves as a visual guide to various restorative treatment options and to methods for previewing the esthetic outcome of treatment; for the clinician, it is a communication guide to demonstrate the possible therapeutic approaches and to arrive at an understanding of the patient’s preferences; and for the ceramist, it is a visual base for fully comprehending the desired smile composition, tooth shape, and nuances of shading. An indispensable adjunct to the practitioner’s esthetic treatment armamentarium.
978-0-86715-435-1 , 9780867154351
140 pp; 395 color illus