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Ceramic Update

December 12, 2014 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Dr. Mark Blatz

Exciting advancements and constant developments in esthetic restorative dentistry, adhesion, implantology, all-ceramic materials, and CAD/CAM technology provide the restorative dentist with an array of wonderful tools to meet the challenges of this era of dentistry.

Ceramic materials have become integral parts of esthetically driven restorative treatment concepts that include procedures ranging from conservative veneers to full-mouth rehabilitation’s. High-strength ceramic materials and CAD/CAM technologies are progressively applied for tooth- and implant-supported restorations. The physical properties of modern ceramic materials are significantly different from traditionally applied metal-alloys and, therefore, require significantly different handling and design. The recent evolution in CAD/CAM technology and ceramic materials, paired with the development of new adhesive bonding materials have vastly shifted traditional treatment paradigms and offer a whole new range of treatment options that are not only more esthetic and less invasive, but also long-term functional. Besides bonded laminate veneers, which already have a long track record for clinical success, the ceramic resin-bonded fixed partial denture (CRBFPD) is one of these emerging treatment options that can be applied very successfully in situations where traditional approaches or implant-supported restorations are not indicated. CAD/CAM advancements, however, are even more beneficial for the design and precise fabrication of full-mouth reconstructions, specifically on dental implants, where accurate fit is fundamentally important.

Crucial aspects for successful integration of these materials and technologies are case selection, a thorough esthetic and functional evaluation, and treatment planning as well as laboratory and clinical handling (i.e., preparation, cementation, and resin bonding) that recognize their indications and limitations based on the current scientific evidence.

This program will provide an update on dental esthetics, ceramics, adhesion, and CAD/CAM technology and discusses guidelines for long-term success with tooth- and implant-supported ceramic restorations.

Tickets to this seminar will be available for registration/purchase starting on November 15, 2014


December 12, 2014
8:30 am - 4:00 pm


The Metropolitan Conference Centre
333 4th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2G 0J4 Canada
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(403) 266-3876