The foundations of any successful indirect all-ceramic zirconia-based restoration begin with a sound treatment plan and continue through the various phases of care, including tooth preparation, final impression, provisionalization, laboratory fabrication and finally, cementation. This presentation will outline many of the zirconia options currently available to the clinician and dental technician and include ways to improve communication and successful treatment outcomes utilizing various techniques and materials to achieve easy and predictable long-term results for the patient.
- Recognize appropriate case selection criteria to ensure long-term success for all-ceramic zirconia-based crowns and bridges.
- Improve all phases of treatment from pre-operative care and lab communication to CAD/CAM + analog fabrication and delivery of definitive restorations.
- Develop a case-specific armamentarium based on treatment needs and goals of the case.
- Apply course concepts and techniques to current base of dental clients and patients.