Sponsor: Third District Dental Society
Speaker: Michael DiTolla, DDS
Several new all-ceramic restorations have made serious in-roads into the number of PFM’s being done every year. CAD/CAM technology in the dental laboratory has helped to make these restorations more consistent in terms of fit, contact and occlusion. Full contour zirconia restorations have already made large inroads into the industry, and their use will be discussed, as well as the proper cementation/bonding protocol for these restorations. Digital shade taking has improved to the point where in addition to dentists using it, many labs QC their restorations with it as well. A prep technique will also be demonstrated that ensures adequate reduction, nearly perfect margins with relatively little effort.