Veneers are thin, custom-made porcelain laminates that are bonded directly to the outer portion of the teeth that are seen when you smile. These are good options to close gaps, enhance the shape, or change the color of teeth that do not respond well to whitening procedures. In the majority of cases, some level of tooth structure must be reduced for optimal results. To achieve a pleasing smile, dentists fabricate diagnostic mock-ups, which act as a tooth preparation guide before the fabrication of veneers. This allows the dentist to visualize the changes needed to be done on the patient’s teeth with respect to size, shape and proportion, it’s relation with gingival-contour, lip contour and smile line. Mock ups can be a great aid in fabricating preevaluation temporaries, which can give a preliminary evaluation to the esthetics, phonetics and teeth occlusion, in addition, it gives an opportunity to the clinicians to check if they need to do any corrections.
“She laughs at everything you say. Why? Because she has fine teeth.” – Benjamin Franklin