“Bonded Restorations in the Anterior Dentition” – Fairfield County Dental Club
October 6 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
The combination of both composites and ceramics seems theoretically appropriate to reproduce the original stiffness of the tooth and modulate the tooth-restoration strength. Therefore, modern concepts in restorative dentistry have brought new solutions through bonded porcelain restorations (BPRs) that are stress distributors and involve the crown of the tooth as a whole in supporting occlusal force and masticatory function. Among these, the good overall clinical behavior of anterior porcelain laminate veneers bonded tooth in terms of fracture rates, micro leakage, debonding and soft tissue response is generally well recognized and attested by numerous clinical studies. Continuous developments in the field of adhesive restorative techniques have permitted significant broadening of the originally-defined spectrum of indications for BPRs in the anterior dentition and thus contribute to two of the major objectives of conservative restorative dentistry: the maximum preservation of sound tooth structure and the maintenance of the vitality of the teeth to be restored. Indications for BPRs are extending to more perilous situations (worn-down, nonvital or crown-fractured teeth), resulting in considerable improvements, comprising both the medical-biological aspect and the socio-economical context (ie, decrease of costs when compared to traditional and more invasive prosthetic treatments). From this perspective, indications, treatment planning, diagnostics, tooth preparation, laboratory procedures and adhesive luting procedures of BPRs will be carefully detailed.