How to Design Bridges for Maximum Aesthetics and Longevity
Hands-on Courses
06 Apr 2019 Dubai | UAE | CAPP Training Institute Area of interest: General Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry


With the ever increasing amount of peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis (19%-65%) dentists are changing their treatment planning options and looking to save more Endo and Perio involved teeth and use as stand alone teeth or as bridge abutments.


This course will cover bridge design in the morning covering different types of design such as fixed movable , fixed fixed , adhesive and cantilever with hands-on practical in the afternoon on phantom heads.


  • Discuss the reasons why bridges fail
  • Learn about the use of stress breakers 
  • Choose which abutment teeth to use for best success 
  • Decide whether the tooth preps need added res and ret form
  • Learn when Antes Law is still applicable in 2018
  • Teach you to decide when to plan fixed - movable v fixed - fixed 
  • Learn the skills to provide bridges in your practice the next day


  • Prepare a fixed movable bridge 
  • Prepare a long span fixed fixed bridge 
  • Incorporate attachments into the bridge 
  • Prepare box and grooves for added retention 
  • Understand two-handed preparation 
  • Plan a bridge for any combination of missing teeth 


08:00 – 08:30    
Registration | Welcoming coffee
08:30 – 10:30
Bridge Design Seminar
10:30 – 10:45
Discussions with the faculty
10:45 – 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30
Bridge Design Seminar (Continued)
12:30 – 13:30
13:30 – 16:00
Hands-on Practical: Bridge Preparation
16:00 – 16:15
Discussions with the faculty
16:15 – 16:30
Coffee break
16:30 – 18:00
Hands-on Practical: Bridge Preparation (Continued)