Dentistry has advanced tremendously in all fields with dentists being able to provide a wide array of clinical procedures. This advancement has been further accelerated by digital technology. However, at the core of dental procedures provided are your classic resin restorations, a treatment modality that is often overlooked and taken for granted. One often assumes that dentists have general proficiency with restorative treatment and yet there can be a high degree of variability in the final outcomes and success rates of restorations.
This course will be an exciting journey at ways to create exquisite resin restorations, with practical step by step approaches taught throughout. Clinical cases will be shown with detailed including live videos. A hands-on exercise will be performed at the end of the course, where students will be restoring posterior and anterior teeth using the techniques taught during the lecture.
- Layering and Contouring – Techniques to use with building the restoration.
- The Perfected Contact – Establishing ideal contacts especially in difficult situations.
- Occlusal Adjustment and Anatomy – Final considerations with adjustment of the occlusion and specific anatomical features that will help make the restoration more successful.
- Quadrant Based Dentistry – How to properly sequence and restore multiple adjacent teeth.
- Layering and Contouring – Looking at the differences, you should consider when building anterior resin restorations. A specific focus will be on polychromatic layering using different resin shades.
- Lingual Shelf – Establishing the foundation for layering the restoration with a well-designed putty matrix.
- Creating Esthetic Anatomy – Building and contouring the anatomy (primary and secondary) needing to create natural looking restorations.
- Final Polishing – A look at polishing techniques that will help to create the final desired lustre for the restoration.