Andre Michel, owner of Andre‰Ûªs Dental Studio, in Dana Point, California, is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and on its Board of Directors and is a technical instructor for Total Team Advantage Live Patient Seminars.
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Andre Michel, owner of Andre's Dental Stuio, Dana Point, CA details a case he fabricated using pressed IPS e.max crowns and bridges. One of only 20 technicians accredited by the American Academy of...See more Cosmetic Dentistry, Andre Michel, owner of Andre's Dental Studio, a boutique laboratory in Dana Point, California, specializes in smile design and full mouth reconstruction. Here, he details a case he and Dr. Jeffrey Barrera from Rancho Santa Margarita, California, restored using pressed IPS e.max® crowns and bridges for a male patient who had extensive wear, exposed dentin and extremely poor esthetics. Using the records, face bow, photography and desired vertical dimension provided by Barrera, Michel created a diagnostic waxup. After the patient wore the temporaries for several weeks and adjustments were made, Michel pressed 16 crowns and two three-unit bridges to full contour. He used a minimal cut-back technique and added the internal effects and translucency using e.max ceram. Want your own Technician's Gallery? Submit photos illustrating your best work along with photo captions and an explanation of each case. Send submissions to LTT@LMTmag.com.