Optimal Preparations for Adhesive Onlays, Overlays and Crowns

Modern adhesive dentistry has allowed us to use far more conservative tooth preparation for indirect restorations.

Whereas previously we may have used full coverage crowns we can now utilise the principles of enamel/dentine bonding to restore posterior teeth with ceramic or composite inlays/onlays, thus preserving precious tooth structure.

In this two day hands on course delegates will learn:

1. The principles of bonding composite/porcelain to enamel and dentine.
2. The different available materials ie. Gold, composite and emax and the key advantages of each
3. The difference between inlays and onlays and when to use them.
4. When to keep a cusp vs when to reduce it and use cuspal coverage.
5. How to assess and deal with cracks in posterior teeth.
6. The use of adhesive onlays in wear cases
7. Difference in preparation design for gold vs composite/porcelain inlays
8. Difference in preparation design for gold vs composite/porcelain onlays
9. Hands on preparation of molar teeth for inlays, onlays and full coverage crowns
10. Immediate dentine sealing
11. Restoration of the endodontically treated premolar/molar
12. Fibre-posts vs endocrowns
13. Provisionalisation
14. Isolation and optimum bonding protocol

Course Fee £960