The combination of both composites and ceramics seems theoretically appropriate to reproduce the original stiffness of the tooth and modulate the tooth-restoration strength. Therefore, modern concepts in restorative dentistry have brought new solutions through bonded porcelain and composite resin restorations that are stress distributors and involve the crown of the tooth as a whole in supporting occlusal force and masticatory function.
Continuous developments in the field of adhesive restorative techniques have permitted significant broadening of the originally-defined spectrum of indications for adhesive restorations and thus contribute to two of the major objectives of conservative restorative dentistry: the maximum preservation of sound tooth structure and the maintenance of the vitality of the teeth to be restored.
Indications for bonded restorations are extending to more perilous and unsusual situations (worn-down, nonvital, crown-fractured teeth, full mouth rehabilitations, and even implant abutments), resulting in considerable improvements, comprising both the medical-biological aspect and the socio-economical context (ie, decrease of costs when compared to traditional and more invasive prosthetic treatments).
From this perspective, indications, treatment planning, diagnostics, tooth preparation, laboratory procedures and adhesive luting procedures of anterior and posterior adhesive restorations will be carefully detailed, including the use of CAD/CAM systems for diagnostic and restorative purposes.
Program Day I Morning – Lecture
-Biomimetics: definition and principles
-Evolution of indications for bonded ceramic restorations in the anterior dentition: new scientific evidences
Afternoon – Lecture
-Diagnostic approach & Tooth preparation: step by step rationale and immediate dentin sealing
-Luting procedures: step-by step rationale, finishing
Program Day II Morning – Lecture E
-volution of indications for bonded restorations in the posterior dentition
Afternoon – Lecture
-semi-direct, CAD/CAM, semi-indirect and indirect techniques