Hand Holding Dentist Tool

Managing Esthetics And Tooth Wear

Time: Aug 20, 2022 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Speaker: Dr. Gregg Kinzer

No single factor has as much influence on the long-term predictability of restorations as the occlusion.  This is especially true with the increased use of all-ceramic restorations, and implants.  In order to increase the predictability of the restorative treatment and reduce the potential for ceramic fractures, special attention needs to be given to the occlusal design.  This presentation will discuss the three areas of occlusion that need to be evaluated for every patient. The information applies to the entire spectrum of restorative dentistry, whether the restoration is a single tooth or a full mouth reconstruction.

Learning objectives:

  1. Diagnosis / Etiology of tooth wear
  2. Learn how to evaluate teeth in order to better understand the patient’s specific movement patterns.
  3. Learn the occlusal requirements for patients with edge-to-edge, crossover, and pathway wear
  4. How to test and evaluate the esthetics and occlusion with trial therapy