The presentation will show long-term outcomes of extensive rehabilitations, especially when the entire dentition is affected by attrition, erosion, or abrasion. The role of the occlusion and its importance in the maintenance of the treatment over time will be discussed, and successful results and an analysis of the circumstances that can lead to failures will be presented. Traditional and overaggressive prosthetic procedures can nowadays be replaced by less invasive treatments aimed at achieving the best functional and esthetic long-term result. This goal can be reached through the selection of the most suitable ceramic material together with use of an appropriate technique. Participants will learn an innovative treatment protocol that should allow the most predictable result over time, maintaining as much tooth structure and vitality as possible.
Mauro Fradeani, MD, DDS, is a visiting associate professor in prosthodontics at Louisiana State University in New Orleans and a past president of both the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and the Italian Academy of Prosthetic Dentistry. He maintains a private practice limited solely to prosthodontics on natural dentition and implants in Pesaro and Milan, Italy, and is an active member of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. Dr Fradeani has authored Esthetic Rehabilitation in Fixed Prosthodontics, volumes 1 (Quintessence, 2004) and 2 (Quintessence, 2008).