The course will start with a lecture that will cover the biological background necessary to make appropriate tooth preparations for all-ceramic restorations. Different ceramics will be classified, in order to assess the properties of different materials. Advantages and disadvantages will be discussed. Afterward, several clinical cases fully documented in high resolution will be presented showing a wide array of preparation techniques and cementation materials and protocols. A comparison between the needs for CAD/CAM and non CAD/CAM restorations will be given.
The hands-on section will start at the end of the morning session. First, preparation guides will be made and several tips for the orientation during preparation will be given. In the afternoon session, the biological preparation for an inlay, overlay, a premolar crown and an anterior all-ceramic crown will be made. At the end of the session, an all/ceramic restoration will be cemented as a demonstration. Different cementation materials and techniques will be presented.
at the end of the program, the participants will be able to:
- Understand the biological principles of tooth preparations
- Indicate the right type of preparation depending on the patient needs
- Understand the advantages of certain materials for each indication
- Prepare for inlays, onlays, crowns, and veneers, based on the limitations and advantages of CAD/CAM and non CAD/CAM technology.
- Understand the geometry necessary for improvements of fit and duration of all-ceramic CAD/CAM and non CAD/CAM restorations.