Course Objectives (4 CE Credits)
A close look at CAD/CAM technology and a dental ceramic that can be milled, combine to provide the backdrop for the presentation of a strong, esthetic restorative option for both anterior and posterior crowns and bridges. This presentation takes the opportunity to show the efficacy and practicality of some of the latest clinical equipment against a backdrop of eight cases, comprising an array of difficult dental restorative challenges. Participants that complete the presentation will acquire useful information in many areas, including the following:
- The indications for lab-fabricated lithium disilicate dental restorations
- Clinical use of anesthesia-delivery, shade-taking, digital photography and scanning equipment
- Use of no-prep veneers on posterior teeth and real-life example of patient education and consent
- Demonstrations of tooth preparation and retraction techniques for perfect impressions
- Before and after images showing achievement of natural-looking all-ceramic dental restorations
- Many practice tips to help achieve desired esthetic outcomes
- Demonstrations and recommendations of dental instruments and materials
Eight cases combine to demonstrate the range of indications for a strong and esthetic, all-ceramic restorative option. Clinical successes in many commonly encountered dental situations — including the ultimate esthetic dental challenge — prove the efficacy of IPS e.max CAD® crowns (Ivoclar Vivadent; Amherst, N.Y.). More generally, however, the presentation presents insight into the latest materials, technologies, equipment and techniques that are changing the practice of dentistry.
CAUTION: When viewing the techniques, procedures, theories and materials that are presented in this dental education course, you must make your own decisions about specific treatment for patients and exercise personal professional judgment regarding the need for further clinical testing or education and your own clinical expertise before trying to implement new procedures.
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