Ceramic materials are increasingly used for the fabrication of dental reconstructions. However, because there are so many options for fabricating ceramic prostheses, the selection of an ‘ideal’ material is becoming more and more complex. This lecture presents concepts for choosing the type of reconstruction, material, and method of fabrication for a highly esthetic outcome. Long-term survival rates, advantages, and limitations for new ceramic methods and materials - in particular high-strength ceramic zirconia - are presented in this lecture. The results of clinical studies comparing digital CAD/CAM and conventional workflows for fabrication of all-ceramic restorations are also presented.
At the end of this Congress Lecture you should be able to…
explain the indications and limitations of the new CAD/CAM technologies
describe the selection of and indications for CAD/CAM monolithic restorations
discuss the ideal implementation of the Ti-Base concept
ITI Online Academy Recordings, Basel, Switzerland, 2017