In this 3 part TubulesLive, Dr. Mahul Patel details decision making in restoring the posterior dentition.

Decision making in restoring the posterior dentition. Part 1 - Dr. Mahul Patel

Aims and objectives:

  • Discussion on the 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 their limitations
  • Approaches to assessing the restoration of structurally compromised vital, or root canal treated, teeth
  • Restoration and preparation design, in relation to specific materials used for indirect restorations
  • Presentation and discussion of clinical cases, exploring options that influence clinical decision-making
  • The three types of cuspal coverage restorations
  • 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 the merits of amalgams and 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

Decision making in restoring the posterior dentition. Part 2 - Dr. Mahul Patel

Aims and objectives:

  • Discussion on the 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 their limitations
  • Approaches to assessing the restoration of structurally compromised vital, or root canal treated, teeth
  • Restoration and preparation design, in relation to specific materials used for indirect restorations
  • Presentation and discussion of clinical cases, exploring options that influence clinical decision-making
  • Step 4 - restoration and preparation design
  • Understand how the finish lines suit the specific restoration
  • The axial wall size
  • How to select the adequate design of restoration based on tooth structure and material choice

Decision making in restoring the posterior dentition. Part 3 - Dr. Mahul Patel

Aims and objectives:

  • Question and answer session with the live audience
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72 mins CPD/CE
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