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

3 videos
72 mins CPD/CE