Clinical Complications in Fixed Prosthodontics: Causes, Prevention, and Management Part 7
You will receive 2 unit(s) of continuing education credit upon successful completion of this course. The purchase price of this course is $82.00
Part 7: Optimizing Success with All-Ceramic Crowns
There are a number of factors that must be determined both during diagnosis and during treatment to provide optimal success with all-ceramic crowns. This presentation will describe these factors that optimize success.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
- Know the diagnosis and treatment planning factors that affect success.
- Understand the tooth preparations features that minimize complications.
- Compare the characteristics of zirconia and lithium disilicate crowns.
- Understand the cementation procedures that optimize all-ceramic crowns.
- Know how to optimize the shade selection process when using all-ceramic crowns.
The quest for optimal esthetics along with the development of increased strength in the materials available for fabricating all-ceramic crowns has led to a significant increase in their clinical use. This presentation lists the most common complications that occur with all-ceramic crowns and discusses the diagnosis/treatment planning factors and tooth preparation factors that help to minimize crown fracture. Additionally, the tooth preparation factors required to optimize the CAD/CAM fabrication process are identified. The effect of the type of material and cementation process are described along with a discussion of ceramic onlays and inlays. The presentation ends by illustrating the process by which the color of all-ceramic crowns can be optimized.
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