Mockup model

Mockup model refeers to a model which includes a virtual wax up or a virtual set up of teeth. To create a mockup model you can use different worktypes in DentalDB. Below you will find some possibilities. Keep in mind that you need the Module Model Creator in order to do it.

Digital Waxup ModelWatch the video tutorial: Digital Waxup Model

Digital Wax up model with Mockup design previously completed

After you complete the Mockup design you have multiple options and one of them is to create a mockup model. In order to do that, please follow the steps below:

  • Click Design model and Next in the Merge and Save Restorations step to automatically start the step-by-step wizard workflow.

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  • In the dropdown menu Model Type select Digital waxup model [1]. Make the necessary adjustments and move forward by clicking 'Next'.


  • Choose which parts to include in the model selecting Full pontic [2], in case you want to use the pontics design, or Anatomic waxup [4] to use the generated waxup.


  • The tab Settings [4] allows you to set the model parameters, click here for further information. Afterwards, click Run [5] and 'Next' to move forward.


  • In the next step Model Attachments [6] you can add Attachments or Text. Click 'Next' to continue.


  • In the last step, Finished [7], the final model is watertight [8] and free of overlap or intersections. Clicking 'Next' the scene and the model are saved in the project directory.


Digital Wax up model with Mockup worktype

If you are starting the mock up model through the DentalDB please follow the steps below.

  • Click the Model Creator button under Actions.

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  • Start with the 'Model alignment', and choose in the drop down menu as model type Digital wax up model [1]. You can find further information about the Model Creator Module here. Click 'Next' to proceed.

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  • Then, use the 3D data Editor [2] to adjust the data, if needed, otherwise continue with 'Next'.

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  • If active you have the possibility to use the Smile Creator [3], but it's not mandatory. Check the Smile Creator page for more information about this topic. Proceed with 'Next'.

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  • In the next step, Virtual Waxup bottom, place the model according to the insertion direction you wish to have and click Set insertion direction from view [4]. In order to create the Block out model, click Apply [5]. Afterward, click 'Next'.

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  • At this point, set up teeth by clicking in the Distal contact of Tooth 13 and 23 [3]. For details about this Wizard step click Place Tooth Models. You can quickly have a good starting point placing multiple teeth simultaneously as seen below. Proceed with 'Next'.

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  • Afterwards you can improve the tooth placement using the Simple, Advanced or Chain Tab [7]. For further information about this step click Tooth Placement. Click 'Next'.

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  • In the Plateless Model design step you can modify the Settings [8] of the model, here is a recap of how to do it. Afterward, click Run [9] to generate the waxup model (green) as seen below. Proceed by clicking 'Next'.

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  • The Model Attachments [10] allows you to add Attachments or Text. Click 'Next' to continue.

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  • In the last step, Model Creator Finished, using the cut view tool you can see that the final model is watertight [11] and free of overlap or intersections. Clicking I'm done [12] the scene and the model are saved in the project directory.

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