Today’s clinicians are bombarded by social media outlets which dictate the cosmetic narrative that “faster, whiter, and, straighter” teeth are the true testaments to personal beauty and optimal oral health. This race to the bottom has spurned a recent resurgence of clinicians and ceramists endeavoring to challenge the status quo and redefine the standards of contemporary natural aesthetics. This lecture will feature several case studies that demonstrate often ignored, yet easy to use, tips and tricks for the predictable restoration of metal-ceramic implant prosthetics.
- Recognize the psychological and physical patient factors and conditions that make individuals good candidates for dental implant therapy
- Identify the most common materials available to the dental clinician and laboratory for dental implant prosthetics
- Review communication protocols for shade selection with the dental ceramist which contribute to the predictability of metal-ceramic restorations in the treatment of dental implants
- Establish a restorative/laboratory protocol utilizing easy to implement techniques to improve successful aesthetic dental implant outcomes for existing patient base