Synopses for Esthetic Dentistry Lectures

Smile Line Revitalization with Crowns, Veneers and Implants (Time = half or full day)
Audience: Dentists only

Dentists are often challenged to provide esthetically pleasing smiles to patients with missing teeth or teeth compromised by dental carries, wear, erosion or pernicious habits. The goal is to preserve remaining tooth structure and prevent further breakdown. However, dentists are also presented with the opportunity to not only restore, but to enhance these patients’ dental esthetics. The sequential treatment steps of smile line rehabilitation are largely influenced by the anticipated esthetic results. Topics of discussion include the influence of esthetics on jaw relations, diagnostic waxing, provisional restorations as the esthetic template, and sequential restoration techniques that simplify the process of complete rehabilitation. Treatment plans involving combinations of crowns, veneers and implant restorations are presented.

  • List current techniques of crown restoration
  • Demonstrate the advantages of progressive veneer preparation
  • Recognize the potential of implants in the esthetic zone
  • Develop treatment planning with combinations of crowns, veneers and implants

Smile Line Revitalization with Crowns, Veneers and Implants (Time = half or full day)
Audience: Dentists/staff

Dental teams are often challenged to not only restore, but to enhance the smiles of patients with missing teeth or teeth compromised by dental carries, wear, age, erosion or pernicious habits. This presentation will begin with a review of methods to assess the parameters that contribute to an ideal smile. It will continue with crown and veneer preparation techniques and then to crown, veneer and implant impression and provisional techniques that can be performed by dentists and their assistants. Innovative color and contour communication to the laboratory, and current optimally esthetic ceramics are explored in detail. Integration of dental implants in esthetic treatment with an emphasis on soft tissue development and their seamless incorporation with other types of restorations is demonstrated. Practical tips for appointment coordination, sequencing and appointment timing are included. This course is designed for dental teams who wish to explore an integrated approach to restoration techniques that simplify the process of esthetic rehabilitation and increase patient satisfaction with the overall dental experience.                  

  • Treatment planning and coordination for optimal esthetic outcomes   
  •  Staff involvement in impression making, provisional restorations and shade selection  
  •  Progressive techniques and materials for crown and veneer restoration 
  •  Communication and involvement with staff and laboratory for accurate color, contours and smile line enhancement     
  •  Creation of proportionate restorations by calculating ideal tooth dimensions       
  •  Soft tissue development and esthetic potential of dental implants    

 

Progressive Veneer Techniques for Optimal Esthetics (Time = half day or full day)

Ceramic veneers are the foundation of the esthetically-oriented practice. They are conservative options for esthetic enhancement that can significantly change a patient’s appearance. Materials and techniques have evolved that simplify restorative procedures and maximize esthetic results. Dr. Priest will examine indications, effective tooth preparation, luting techniques, and esthetic tooth arrangements for specific patient types. He will also recommend supplies and materials that have proven to be effective. Techniques for avoiding common problems of preparation are demonstrated, and the close association between tooth preparation and prosthetic excellence are emphasized.

  • Prepare teeth for veneers conservatively while providing maximum esthetics
  • Fabricate provisional veneers that provide the blueprint for definitive restorations
  • Cement veneers using a sequence for predictable long-term retention

Progressive Crown Techniques for Optimal Esthetics (Time – half or full day)

Novel materials and procedures have altered longstanding techniques of crown restoration. The methods and materials presented today allow clinicians to better achieve the goals of esthetic and healthy smiles while preserving tooth structure.  Topics of discussion include the influence of esthetics on jaw relations and smile design, diagnostic waxing, scripted digital imaging for color communication, provisional restorations as the esthetic template, retraction and impression  intraoral scanning procedures, and coherent steps to restoration that simplify the process of complete rehabilitation with crowns.       

  • Assess characteristics for optimal smile design and esthetic outcomes
  • Use progressive preparation techniques and materials for crown restoration
  • Make accurate impressions and esthetic provisional restorations
  • Create proportionate restorations by calculating ideal tooth dimensions
  • Communicate and remain involved with the laboratory for accurate color, contours and smile line enhancement
  • Demonstrate the advantages of progressive crown preparation
  • Use of diagnostic waxing for communicating esthetic possibilities with patients