View from the Chairside: Artistic Interpretation and Smile Design
- In the anterior segment, as the number of guiding landmarks to determine restorative tooth anatomy decreases, the need for artistic interpretation to create new landmarks increases.
- In this presentation, Dr. Paul Belzycki recounts his personal clinical experience in attaining that artistic vision. In his opinion, only so much can be acquired didactically, much of it is a result of trial and error, learned by personally contouring extensive restorations in the provisional phase to ensure the achievement of a mutually agreed upon design with the patient.
- Once established, that design must be effectively communicated with laboratory to guide that phase in order to avoid unwanted surprises in the final case.
Full Interview (36.40″)