Challenging Nature: Wax-up Techniques in Aesthetics and Functional Occlusion


Author(s)/Editor(s): Kano, Paulo

384 pp; 800 color illus;

© 2011



Challenging Nature: Wax-up Techniques in Aesthetics and Functional Occlusion

Fabrication of posterior prosthetic teeth is an art that requires technicians to reproduce the minute details of occlusal form using difficult methods of wax-up. Written for students as well as experienced clinicians, this unique atlas will change the way that technicians wax up teeth. It guides readers, step-by-step, through the author’s revolutionary wax-up technique to re-create the complex morphology of premolar and molar teeth. The accompanying text provides straightforward explanations and illustrations of all techniques. Lavishly illustrated throughout, each chapter builds technical knowledge with sections on nomenclature, morphology, wax handling and application, functional wax-up sequences for maxillary and mandibular dentition, and adhesive cementation and culminates in a series of impressive clinical cases. A must-have resource for any dental technician wanting to review occlusal form and improve the functional morphology of posterior restorations.



1. Nomenclature: Posterior Teeth
2. Morphologic Characteristics: Posterior Teeth
3. Wax-up: Training Exercises
4. Wax-up: Maxillary Teeth with Antagonists
5. Wax-up: Mandibular Teeth with Antagonists
6. Wax-up: Maxillary and Mandibular Teeth
7. Clinical Cases
8. Cementation: Adhesive Cementation