In order to provide aesthetic and functional rehabilitation to patients with difficult and complex dental care needs, not only a clearly structured dental treatment plan but also a state-of-the-art, a multifunctional all-ceramic system is required. This practically oriented lecture will focus on the important advantages of all-ceramic materials in the fabrication of predictable and high esthetic restorations and the delivery of defect-oriented care. Both, simple standard cases and very difficult, complex cases can be resolved by using the IPS e.max all-ceramic system in combination with the adhesive technique. The red thread running through this lecture will be a standardized esthetic treatment protocol, which will be presented in detail by means of various clinical cases.
The following topics will be addressed:
- Indications for lithium disilicate zirconium oxide frameworks and fluorapatite glass-ceramics
- Preparation techniques
- Soft-tissue management
- Impression making of natural tooth and implants
- Adhesive cementation
The lecture is focused on the clinical aspects of everyday dentistry.
It covers a lot of clinical cases from the initial clinical situation to the final outcome, including treatment planning, and discussion of alternative treatment options.