Missing Maxillary Laterals - A Conservative Alternative That Really Works!
You will receive 1 credit(s) of continuing education credit upon successful completion of this course. The purchase price of this course is $41.00

Description:

This course describes in detail the procedure and materials for an Encore bridge prosthetic for missing maxillary lateral teeth.


Author:
Dr. Gary Radz, DDS Show Full Bio

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to do the following:

  1.  Recognize all the treatment options available for a patient who is missing a maxillary lateral.
  2. Understand the functional and esthetic problems inherent in the Maryland bridge.
  3. Understand the benefits of the use of fiber reinforcement to improve composite strength.
  4. Understand how the physical properties of composites enhanced through laboratory processing.
  5. Comprehend the proper preparation technique for an Encore® bridge.
  6. Comprehend the proper delivery technique for an Encore® bridge.
  7. Understand the clinical applications for the Encore® bridge.

Abstract:

The most common congenitally missing tooth in the human dentition is the maxillary lateral incisor. Numerous prosthetic options are available. For many years, the Maryland bridge was one of the most popular prosthetic choices. However, the Maryland bridge has clinical shortcomings. Recently, with the development of fiber-reinforced composites, the Encore® bridge was created. The Encore® bridge now gives dentists and their patients a conservative option which has excellent esthetics. This course covers the theory, materials and techniques needed to add this beautiful and conservative prosthetic option to a dental practice.


Outline:

COURSE OUTLINE 

  1. Introduction

  2. Technological Update: A Conservative Alternative

  3. Clinical Case

    1. Preparation

    2. Impressions

    3. Temporization

    4. Lab fabrication

    5. Delivery

  4. Summary


 


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