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Photo Essay: Ensuring Adequate Reduction with the Reverse Preparation Technique

Michael C. DiTolla, DDS, FAGD


As I mentioned in the Editor’s Letter, an inadequate amount of reduction on crown and bridge preparations continues to be the biggest challenge faced by all of the U.S. dental laboratories that I communicate with regularly. In this case, I get to utilize the Reverse Preparation Technique on one of the crowns, but not on the other because the tooth was previously prepared. While working on a previously prepared tooth seems easier because some of the reduction has already been done, I know I have more control using the Reverse Prep Technique, where I always know exactly how much tooth I have removed. I am doing BruxZir® Anterior crowns on teeth #8 and #9; it will be interesting to see how they blend with the surrounding natural dentition.

Chairside Magazine: Volume 10, Issue 3

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