Clinical Procedures and Esthetic Dentistry
A team concept to patient treatment is essential to develop a long term biologic and esthetic outcome. A comprehensive oral-facial analysis and diagnosis will enable the clinician and technician to develop a treatment plan that can be successfully executed. The ultimate goal is to provide treatment that is biologically acceptable, functionally enduring and tooth-like in appearance. Clinical procedures, the timing of different treatment modalities, and a systematic thought process will be described in detail. We will discuss the materials and instrumentation for both the clinical and laboratory phases of treatment.
Aspects to be covered:
· Treatment decisions based on tooth position, arrangement, and gingival harmony.
· Treatment procedures and sequencing of multidisciplinary treatments.
· Functional considerations-developing clinical success.
· Periodontal and restorative techniques to develop ideal gingival appearance around teeth, pontics, and implants.
· Restorative materials for veneers, crowns, and bridges.
· Case reviews from simple to complex treatments.