The challenge of keeping up with the rapidly evolving array of options in esthetic restorative dentistry can be daunting. It is critical that both the dentist and the dental laboratory technician maintain an understanding of the indications and limitations of the various systems.
In this presentation we will discuss the indirect restorative materials available, and identify the strengths and weaknesses of each. Additionally, we will cover critical communications that must take place between the dentist and ceramist, and how to determine what materials best satisfy different restorative situations. Subjects presented will include, determining when the metal-ceramic restoration is still considered the restoration of choice, what situations are best satisfied by bonded porcelain restorations, which all-ceramic restorative systems can dependably mask discolorations and metallic build-ups, and how some systems match particular shade and translucency situations better than others.
This course is approved for 1.5 hours of Scientific Credit through the National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology (NBC). This video will be available in your Foundation Learning Library Classroom for 90 days from your purchase date and will expire after that time.
- 1. Gain an understanding of the various all-ceramic systems, their relative strengths, methods of fabrication and how they should be bonded or cemented. 2. Learn to recognize which restorative systems might best satisfy a given set of esthetic and functional demands. 3. Learn the critical aspects of preparation design that are unique to all-ceramic, milled restorations and gain confidence in communicating these.