Aims and Objectives
- • Present a decision-making pathway for the treatment planning of the restoration of structurally compromised vital or root canal treated teeth.
- • Identify current materials used for posterior restorations, where they may be applied and there limitations.
- • Discuss approaches to assessing the restoration of structurally compromised vital or root canal treated teeth.
- • Understand the restoration and preparation design in relation to specific materials used for indirect restorations.
- • Present and discuss clinical cases exploring options that influence clinical decision-making.
Part 1 - The three types of cuspal coverage restorations and the three steps
- Understand the decision making process and what factors lead to the decision-making.
- The decision-making pathway and the steps.
- Step 1 Material selection AND specific choices for each type of restoration, based on tooth position from a functional and aesthetic viewpoint.
- Limitations of various materials.
- Properties of ceramics – understanding which one would be suitable in aesthetic cases based upon properties.
- Step 2 Direct vs. indirect restorations discussing merits of amalgams, composite resins.
- Step 3 Tooth structure, considerations for root treated and non-root treated teeth.
- Tips on assessing dentine volume to assess restorative tooth structure.
- Tips on core structure.
- Understanding the role of adhesion and biomimetics.
- Understand the role of restoration design associated with the tooth structure.
Part 2 - Step 4 Restoration and Preparation design.
- Understanding how the finish lines suit the specific restoration.
- Understanding the axial wall size.
- Understanding how to select the adequate design of restoration based on tooth structure and material choice.
Part 3 is question and answer