This presentation will feature the use of conservative techniques for anterior etchable ceramic restorations. Covered will be specific guidelines for when to use no preparation veneers, minimal preparation veneers (“MINI’S”), and more normal preparation veneers. Techniques will be detailed for using bonded functional esthetic prototypes (mock-up) techniques that motivates the patient to accept the proposed treatment and allows functional evaluation. All clinical procedures and material selection and use will be gone over in great detail from design to final cementation. If tooth structure needs to be removed specific guidelines will be given on the amount of tooth structure to be removed and how to control reduction based on specific clinical situation. Fabrication of prototypes (temporaries) and cements and cementation will also be covered in great detail.
-Dr. Ed McLaren
Pictures from Dr. McLaren’s lecture