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PA-CE-3 - Optimizing Esthetics: Form and Function: The Sequential Success of Direct Bonding

‐ May 10, 2024 12:40pm

Patients are often present with misaligned, chipped, or discolored teeth, but are fearful to have their teeth “drilled”. Because of false representation via social media, patients seem to be reluctant to having treatment. It is the clinician’s responsibility to communicate clearly and educate patients on the most conservative approaches in restoring the form, function, and esthetics of their smiles. The first step is re-aligning the teeth to the correct position in regaining proper function and to assist in creating good esthetics. Step two is assessing and mapping out what is needed to optimize the esthetics of the newly aligned teeth. Step three is executing and mastering an effective and replicable approach in the sequence of direct bonding techniques to achieve predictable results. Direct composite bonding can be a highly effective, minimalistic, and replicable approach to restoring a patient’s dentition with predictable results versus a more aggressive approach such as porcelain veneering or full porcelain coverage. This course will provide the attendee with a practical approach to biomimetic dentistry and show a variety of examples with proven success

Learning Objectives:

  • Determine how tooth alignment and occlusion affect final esthetics and longevity of direct restorations
  • Learn how to match composite shades to existing teeth properly
  • Learn how to execute an effective and replicable, sequential process of direct bonding procedures from start to finish