Type Analysis for Restorative Dentistry – Preserving the Dental Identity


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Modern Restorative Dentistry - How to create a dental identity

Advantages of the patient type analysis concept for the design of dental prosthesis

Key content and new ideas for restorative dentistry in this tutorial:

  • Discover the benefits of patient-oriented approaches to restorative dentistry
  • How to recognize and develop a creative freedom with the patient
  • How to utilize the type analysis and energy assessment to find the patients’ dental identity
  • Managing and developing a patients’ individual type in the dental team
  • How to design a strong type for the aesthetic restoration instead of an uninteresting one

The aim of my tutorial is to motivate every single active listener to take himself as an individual example, and to see the advantages of a type analysis in the field of restorative dentistry. Discover the advantages of a method that grants creative freedom to the dental practitioner and patient to create a smile that guarantees long-term satisfaction. Unlike a “template-smile”, this approach focuses on creating a unique “dental identity” that matches the type of the person receiving the treatment and preserves their character. 

We all have a personal need for structure. However, this personal need for structure is negatively related to our creative performance. If the patient is only thinking logically about their appearance, a more symmetrical result would seem perfect to them.

Our recommendation: Pleasure must developed while we study the patient.

The patient must therefore be actively involved in the creative process. With this intention we want to achieve creative freedom by bringing the patient’s energy from the head towards the gut feeling.

What at first glance may not sound economically sensible (higher time expenditure, higher personal effort and involvement) holds the chance for you as a doctor or dental technician to be creatively challenged and master the complexity of patient-specific aesthetics in addition to achieving a strong and positive patient relationship.

In conclusion, most people shy away from the emotional regions heart, gut, and groin. However, when we ignore asymmetry, creativity or character as described in this tutorial, the patient could end up seeing their dental restoration as a foreign body part because it doesn’t match who they really are as a person. By using the type analysis and focusing on the individual dental identity, dental practitioners can create a smile, that fits naturally to the patient.

No risk, no creativity!

  • If you are not allowed to be wrong with your mock-up, you will not create anything original. For this reason, we try several mock-up’s to find out about our patient’s (stomatological) dental identity.

Patients and people in general have noticed that by eliminating the imperfections to a maximum, they lose vitality, charisma, individuality and charm. 

Thank you for watching this tutorial on the type and energy analysis for treatments in the field of restorative dentistry!

Also take a look at our step-by-step demonstrations of practical applications!

We hope to welcome you to the accompanying dentist course with renown specialist for prosthetics Prof. Dr. Daniel Edelhoff very soon.

“Humanity’s future depends on empathy” – Stephen Hawking

“Beauty is a combination of form, color, texture and imagination.
It was only the imagination of the patient that did not let me sleep at night.” (Otto Prandtner)