This lecture summarizes the most significant changes to restorative dentistry that have resulted from advancements in adhesive materials and techniques. Traditional prosthodontic preparation design, dictated by mechanical retention and material thickness requirements are unnecessary to successfully restore teeth with adhesion. Instead, tooth structure is conserved and teeth are restored to full function through the strongly bonded adhesive interface. This paradigm shift allows for significant reduction in tooth preparation, minimizes sensitivity, preserves pulp vitality, minimizes the need for root canals and posts, and has a very favorable periodontal response.
- Mechanical retention completely replaced with adhesive retention
- Immediate dentin sealing & Resin Coating
- Restoring endo treated teeth with cuspal coverage restorations
- Inlay and onlay restorations vs crowns
- Restoration Thickness & preparation requirements for success
- Deep Margin Elevation for deep subgingival decay
- Restoring teeth without ferrule