Conserving Tooth Structure for Better Results and Other Pearls for Practicing

Author(s): Gregori Kurtzman
Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dentists, GP and Prosthodontists
Cost: $19.00
ADA Credits: 1
AGD Credits: 1

The importance of preserving tooth structure and its connection to long-term clinical success. We will discuss:

  • Better crown preps and the importance of ferrule in the adhesive age
  • Removing zirconia and obtaining access through zirconia restorations
  • Treating cervical lesions
  • Why we need to maintain cervical tooth structure
  • Tips & tricks for easier class II restorations
  • Cavity preparation: what should we remove and what can we leave
  • Minimally invasive restorative care
  • Endo access and instrumentation for tooth preservation
  • When and why posts may be needed in endo restorations and when can we avoid them

Educational Objectives

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Describe why cervical tooth structure dictates the tooth's longevity
• List and describe methods to preserve tooth structure to improve restoration success
• Explain how to remove or access through zirconia restorations with less stress
• Review crown preparation and endo restoration from an engineering standpoint

Abstract

The importance of preserving tooth structure and its connection to long-term clinical success. We will discuss:

  • Better crown preps and the importance of ferrule in the adhesive age
  • Removing zirconia and obtaining access through zirconia restorations
  • Treating cervical lesions
  • Why we need to maintain cervical tooth structure
  • Tips & tricks for easier class II restorations
  • Cavity preparation: what should we remove and what can we leave
  • Minimally invasive restorative care
  • Endo access and instrumentation for tooth preservation
  • When and why posts may be needed in endo restorations and when can we avoid them