The Predictable Use of Ceramic Science in Prosthodontic Practice
Dentistry that is esthetic to the patient is an important clinical objective. The knowledge within dental technology, dental science and dental practice has dramatically expanded leading to better quality; artistry and more standards based clinical applications. Ceramics are the most consistently predictable esthetic dental material. Today dentists can offer more treatment options for patient’s complex problems. The single phase or monolithic all-ceramic materials have become increasingly more popular and do not chip as do all bi-layered ceramic materials. These types of dental ceramic materials are dominating the market and future development bringing with it more long-term success.
All-ceramic materials were developed to improve ceramic color and marginal fit. Until recently few research reports attempted to study their long-term use or factors that relate to their performance without modeling the data. Present bi-layered all-ceramic crowns on molars have reached their full potential. Despite substantial improvements in material strength and toughness, they still fail because of breakage and chipping at relatively high rates. The lithium disilicate and Zirconia mono-layered all-ceramic material is changing dentistry and the realization of long-term ceramic survival. Original research will be presented that studied the clinical behavior of almost seven thousand eight hundred all-ceramic restorations and specifically significantly almost 4000 lithium disilicate restorations.
Understanding methods to manage simple and complex restorative issues are critical to improving patient acceptance and even long term ceramic success. Methods to integrate the efforts of laboratory technologists and patient’s desires, managing occlusion and final cementation protocols can have a profound impact in the practice of dentistry.
In this webinar, you will learn more about the following themes:
- To understand what factors and concerns a prosthodontist would have treating patients that require an "esthetic procedure".
- To understand the controversies that exists with modern dental materials.
- To understand what clinical factors impact on long term survival of dental ceramic materials. The lithium disilicate ceramic restoration has proved with almost 4000 restorations and 16 years to be the most successful ceramic ever studied.
- To understand the restoration of dental implants in complex conditions.
Thu, July 22
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST, New York)
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CE Credits: 1 Hour
Trainer: Dr. Kenneth Malament
Dr. Malament received his D.D.S. from N.Y.U. College of Dentistry and a specialty certificate and Master’s degree from Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry. Dr. Malament has a full-time practice limited to prosthodontics in Boston that includes a dental laboratory with master dental technologists. A Past-President of the American Board of Prosthodontics, he is a Clinical Professor at Tufts University and a Course Director in the postgraduate department of Prosthodontics. He presently serves as the President-elect of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and Immediate Past President of the Academy of Prosthodontics. Dr. Malament is a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, Academy of Prosthodontics, Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics, and Northeastern Gnathological Society and a Past President of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics, Northeastern Gnathological Society and the American Academy of Dental Science. Dr. Malament has been the recipient of significant awards in Prosthodontics including the American College of Prosthodontists’ Clinician / Researcher Award, Daniel F. Gordon Award for Lifetime Achievement and Distinguished Lecturer Award, the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics’ George Moulton Award for Outstanding Achievement, the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics Distinguished Lecturer Award, the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry John McLean Honorary Lecture Award and the first Frank V. Celenza Memorial Award from the Northeastern Gnathological Society.