Optimal Fixed Prosthodontic Tooth Preparations

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Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD

Dental laboratories report that incorrect tooth preparations are commonly observed. Additionally, the profession is changing rapidly towards using more all-ceramic crowns and fixed prostheses, and ceramic veneers, resulting in tooth preparations that require different characteristics from the past and optimal design for long-term service.  Observe the best tooth preparation techniques for all types of crowns and ceramic veneers, compare air and electric handpieces, and carbide burs versus diamond instruments.  See ideal indications for shoulders, chamfers, and feather edges for all types of indirect restorations.  You can accomplish ideal tooth preparations for crowns and fixed prostheses.  These techniques are easy and will provide predictable results.

Table of Contents

  • Importance of Fixed Prosthodontics
  • Tooth Preparations Included in this Presentation
  • Tooth Preparations for Ceramic Veneers
  • Tooth Preparations for 3/4 Crowns
  • Tooth Preparations for Full Crowns
  • Tooth Preparations for PFM Crowns
  • Tooth Preparations for All-Ceramic Crowns
  • Instruments for Tooth Preparations
  • Tissue Management Techniques and Impressions
  • Avoiding Pulp Damage
  • Fillers, Build-Ups, and Posts & Cores
  • Clinical Demonstration
  • Frequently Encountered Errors
  • Importance of Making Excellent Tooth Preparations
  • Conclusion

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