Course Objectives (1 CE Credit)
Extensive anterior tooth destruction poses challenges that go beyond just smile esthetics. This course highlights techniques and tools for rehabilitating occlusion and providing lasting, lifelike restorative results. Topics include:
- Stopping a destructive occlusal pattern
- Providing an interim restoration in one visit
- Reestablishing canine and protrusive guidance
- Achieving proper fit and orientation of lab-fabricated provisionals
- Fine-tuning restorative design for esthetic smile makeovers
- Simplifying cleanup of cement during delivery of final restorations
For cases in which canine and protrusive guidance no longer exists, allowing the damaging wear pattern to continue can risk complete destruction of the teeth. By necessity, restorative care escalates in both urgency and scope. Such demanding cases call for treatment plans that effectively stop ruinous occlusal patterns, restore occlusion, rejuvenate esthetics, and maximize the longevity of the final restoration.
CAUTION: When reading about the techniques, procedures, theories and materials presented, you must make your own decisions about specific treatment for patients and exercise 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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