Rediscover the smile. Minimally invasive treatment with maximum esthetic. New adhesive protocols for the right surface treatment. Mock-ups, partial veneers, porcelain laminate veneers, inlays/overlays, crowns, cantilever bridges
Nowadays our patients are more and more aware of the advantages presented by the ceramic prosthetic restorations. Their requirements toward the practitioner are growing to such an extend that “Esthetic dentistry” has become a separated speciality.
The esthetic outcome of our restorations are not simply due to the advantages given by new technologies. It is a result of the application of completely new clinical approaches and protocols. The “Biomimetic” concept presented by Pascal Magne and Urs Belser allows us to fabricate prosthetic reconstructions with mechanical properties identical to those of the natural tissues. The concept is based upon several fundamental principles such as: tissue economy, observation and faithful reproduction of the nature, adhesive protocol and utilization of cosmetic materials compatible with the dental tissue substrate. The esthetic is a consequence of the utilization of glass-ceramic materials over a maximally preserved tooth structure.
After the first introductory part reminding the basics of biomaterials and esthetics, the lecturer will present a number of clinical cases with an up growing therapeutical complexity going from simple to complex clinical situations:
1. Porcelain laminate veneers and partial veneers for the anterior sector.
2. Inlays, onlay and overlays for the distal sector.
3. Cantilever bridges as an alternative treatment option to the implant placement.
4. Crown and bridges with the traditional full crown preparation that are still an existing therapeutical modality in cases of retreatment of severely tooth structure destruction cases.