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What does a Direct Composite / Acrylic Mock-Up Involve?

● Modified
● Reduced
● Augmented
…to achieve an optimal result

The teeth being ‘mocked up’ are the ones that are candidates for porcelain veneering, receiving lumineers or crowning. These teeth are temporarily bonded with a tooth-coloured composite material. This is a soft putty-like substance, hardened with a special light, shaped and then polished until it looks like natural tooth enamel. It can be easily modified – reduced or augmented – to achieve an optimal result.

A Blueprint for Your Permanent Teeth.

     If you’re satisfied with how you look and feel at the end of the procedure evaluation, we’ll then make an impression (a mould) of the result. This will be used as a blueprint for building porcelain veneers. The composite material is removed and replaced with the much harder, stronger and more durable porcelain material. These permanent teeth will look even better and more natural than the mock- up teeth. Should you decide not to proceed with treatment, no harm is done. We will gently remove the composite material without harming the underlying enamel and polish up your natural teeth to their original state.

Visualize - Visualize and test the feel of proposed treatment before making a commitment.
Consult - Consult with friends and relatives about their opinions as to the visual effect. We give you ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos to help you reach the best decision.
Change - Have changes made easily until you are comfortable with the final result.

  Test drive your smile with a Dental Wax-Up or Mock-Up before you decide.

           During the last years there has been a lot of media attention about cosmetic dentistry, especially extreme makeovers. Our philosophy is to enhance the beauty and not create an artificial generic look. If you are considering an enhancement of your appearance with a smile makeover, it is important to have realistic expectations.

           If you have discoloured, badly shaped or worn-down teeth, perhaps you’ve considered fixing them. But how can you visualize what the makeover will look like before you decide?
The answer is a Dental Wax-Up or a Dental Mock-Up, builds temporary tooth surfaces that have very similar ‘look and feel’ as permanent dental restorations (Lumineers, veneers or crowns).

          The Dental Mock-Up allows the dentist to build new temporary surfaces on your existing teeth, for a personal evaluation. The procedure is totally reversible.


But when are this procedures recomended?

“Dental Wax-Ups or Mock-Ups should be done when significant cosmetic changes are anticipated”


Improving your smile

Broadening your smile and even enlarging or lengthening your teeth.


Restoring your Teeth

Restoring your teeth to their natural size and shape after excessive wear or tooth grinding. You will see an immediate rejuvenating effect.


Misaligned or Spaced Teeth

Correcting crooked or gappy teeth, without waiting months to see the effect of braces (orthodontics). Perhaps visualizing an alternative to braces.


Full mouth reconstruction

Considering a full month reconstruction, where the bite may need to be ‘opened’


Endodontist and Cosmetic Dentist
Root Canal, Porcelain Veneers, Teeth Whitening
Rio de Janeiro - Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana
Av. Ataulfo de Paiva 1079, Sala 910
Leblon, Rio de Janeiro CEP 22440-034
Schedule appointment: Whatsapp +55 21 98104-2280