Crown Lengthening Overview

Nov 22, 2014

See Evidence Based solutions for many practical issues you face on a daily basis, and learn to predictably manage these issues. This 1 day workshop WILL show how to solve these problems; plus give you the peace of mind that you are current in your treatment planning choices. Performing Crown Lengthening procedures will allow you to deal with: Cusps fractured below the gingiva What is the best solution? Lasers, extraction, extrusion, or can you do Crown Lengthening? Preps under the gingiva and not getting good impressions Methods are available to solve those issues. Planning esthetic restorations in the anterior and faced with uneven tissue, or a “gummy smile” Learn how best to manage the excess tissue and have superior esthetic results. This workshop is suitable for clinicians with or without surgical experience, thus is designed to provide you with all the principles of hard and soft tissue surgery necassary to plan and carry out some crown lengthening procedures, or enough information to enhance your understanding if you chose to refer it out. Participants will see the indications and benefits of these procedures and how they directly impact not only better dental health, but also better restorative results and happy patients. Happy patients in turn lead to more referrals! Learning objectives: Understand the requirements for Esthetic Crown Lengthening to correct uneven, or excessive, gingival display levels. Learn to make predictable, hassle free impressions, and eliminate remakes EVERY time, which will improve your profitability. See how Functional Crown Lengthening will solve issues of preps being too far under the gingiva, and the development of sensitive or inflamed tissue around restorations. Our goal is, that after reviewing the scientific information, plus doing the hands-on exercises, for you to have the confidence to better diagnose the issues related to crown lengthening, and to do some of the surgical procedures if you chose. Content areas: Case examples of Functional and Esthetic Crown Lengthening, as well as a step-by-step discussion of flap and bone management for these indications. Hands on exercises for Crown Lengthening are done on pig jaws and anatomically correct plaster models. Two surgical videos will illustrate the procedures you are learning. Biologic width, and discussion of its application to everyday restorative decisions. Radiographic diagnosis and treatment planning session. Evidence from the dental literature is used throughout to support the statements made.


James Kohner
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