Thursday, June 6
Friday, June 7
Saturday, June 8
Sunday, June 9
Session I: The Creation of Optimal Ceramic Esthetics
Minimally Invasive All-Ceramic Techniques to Restore Discolored Anterior Teeth— A Contradiction?
Konrad H. MeyenbergFriday, June 7
8:15 am - 9:15 am
Grand Ballroom (Salon G-K)
Rebuilding the ideal tooth from a nonvital root requires similar esthetics and mechanical and biologic behavior. The term biomimetics is often used as a primary factor of success. But what does this mean for long-term success? This presentation will evaluate recent endodontic procedures and scientific data to answer this question and several others, such as the following: How do we deal with craze lines, cracks, and fissures? How does this affect our treatment modality? What is the difference between vital and nonvital, young and old dentin? How does internal bleaching affect strength? Which internal bleaching substances should be used? When are veneers or veneer crowns or full crowns indicated? Why, when, and how are fiber, metal, and ceramic posts used? The selection process and the potential of each treatment modality will be discussed by means of clinical cases and studies, exploring the drawbacks of the present treatment guides and overcoming current pre-conceptions by using smart approaches driven by an all-encompassing treatment concept.