will focus on key factors for a predictable and successful outcome when
restoring the anterior region, where the esthetics are of outmost importance.
During treatment planning, the restorative dentist should assess all critical
parameters that are important in decision making. These involve the biology
(periodontal and endodontic status of the teeth to be restored), the structure
(structural integrity and color of the teeth to be restored), the function
(phonetics, incisal guidance, envelope of function) and esthetics (position,
form, size, PES/WES). The optical behavior of the natural teeth, as well as the
metal-ceramic and all-ceramic restorations will be also reviewed. Finally, the
parameters for consideration, when choosing a restorative material for the
anterior esthetic region will be presented. These include the patient's
esthetic demands, occlusion, tooth preparation, gingival biotype, condition of
the prepared tooth, and cements that will be used.
At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:
- Identify the critical parameters in decision-making when treatment planning for anterior restorations.
- Choose the right treatment approach for each case.
- Select the right restorative material for each case.