[Lecture synopsis] Advances in all-ceramic that surpass the porcelain-fused-to-metal crown
Today’s ceramic systems are no longer limited by strength, marginal integrity, or necessary destruction of tooth structure. The creative, artistic and astute clinician now has the opportunity to master restorative dentistry like at no other time in the history of our profession.
Join Dr. Hornbrook as he discusses the new ceramic systems available and why the elimination of metal in our practices is a more viable option than ever before, and one that should be adamantly pursued by every practicing clinician. The most expensive thing you provide from your lab for your patients is a metal base restoration. The new metal-free systems are more durable, more aesthetic, more bondable more conservative and have better wear compatibility than metal restorations. Dentistry has always been in search of a replacement for metal-supported dentistry and the time is now to start exploring the options. This presentation will cover what’s available, when to use what, how to optimize predictability, effective lab communication, reducing remakes, and a thorough understanding of the cementation systems that will optimize results.
Following this Presentation, participants will understand and become familiar with:
When does aesthetics trump strength and vice-versa
Preparation design to maximize long term success
Creative uses of the new ceramic systems
Watch David Hornbrook in action:
Dr David Hornbrook, a gifted clinician and product researcher turned mentor, will be speaking at Stars of Dentistry 2017. He is one of dentistry’s most famous faces and one of the pioneers of live patient, hands-on clinical education, as the founder and past director of LVI, Paclive and the Hornbrook Group. Dr Hornbrook lectures internationally on all facets of aesthetic and restorative dentistry and has published articles in all of the leading dental journals. A prolific researcher and materials enthusiast, he consults with numerous manufacturers on product development and refinement.