There must be a clear vision of the biologic, functional, and esthetic outcome before beginning treatment. With this vision, appropriate tooth preparation can be performed to ensure that there is adequate thickness for the restorative material. This will allow the clinician to achieve the desired restoration durability and esthetic changes for each clinical scenario that occurs. A systematic thought process will be presented to enable the clinician and the technician to achieve their goals and those of the patient.
Robert R. Winter, DDS, graduated from the Marquette University School of Dentistry in 1981 and completed his prosthodontic specialty residency in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at the VA Medical Center in 1983. For the past 27 years, he has maintained a private practice limited to prosthodontics and taught clinical and technical courses. He is a member of the Graduate Prosthodontics faculty at the University of Washington and University of Southern California and is on the faculty at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr Winter has published numerous articles and sits on the advisory boards for the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry and the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry. He co-developed d.SIGN dental ceramic and, in 1991, was the second recipient of the Gordon Christensen Lecturer Recognition Award for Excellence in Restorative Education.
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