What is the purpose of a wax-up in dentistry?
The diagnostic wax-up is a tool that can be used for diagnosis and treatment of single-tooth implants , using wax or denture teeth set in wax. This tool provides important diagnostic information that will indicate whether a specific treatment is appropriate.
What is a Wax-up the crowns?
A wax-up is a three-dimensional model of the mouth, which is taken from impressions, making it an exact replica of the patient’s teeth. This allows the dentist to see what procedures may be required and how it will look when it is finished.
Is a wax-up necessary?
A diagnostic wax up is a dental tool that not everyone knows of, but is necessary for dentists and orthodontists during cosmetic dental procedures and dental implants. It’s done by using a cast to get the actual mold of your teeth.
What is smile wax?
A wax up is a design of as little as one tooth, or as many as all the teeth in the smile. A wax up is done to modify the size, shape, contour of the teeth prior to prepping the teeth in the mouth for restorations.
How do you do wax ups?
- Step 1: Protect counter. Cover your work area with a white paper so that you do not get wax on counter.
- Step 2: Mark the margins.
- Step 3: Apply nail polish.
- Step 4: Insert wax to preparations.
- Step 5: Carving.
- Step 6: Finishing.
What is maxillary central incisor?
The maxillary central incisor is a human tooth in the front upper jaw, or maxilla, and is usually the most visible of all teeth in the mouth. It is located mesial (closer to the midline of the face) to the maxillary lateral incisor.
How do I make my own teeth wax?
- First, heat the large end of the waxing spatula, place it in the wax and transfer the melted wax to the pedestal tooth.
- Build up the desired thickness of wax before you start carving.
- Contour the wax to the desired shape.
- Fill the voids and scratches with a smaller instrument.