The Prep Dilemma: How to Approach Noninvasive, Extended Traditional Veneers and Crowns by Dr. Júnio Silva
Hi my dear colleagues,
Very often, by seeing new smile aesthetic rehabilitations, specially our patients get overwhelmed by the power of modern ceramics. But with great power come great responsibilities.
In order to get to the finish line, I mean the expected aesthetic and functional result, what challenges us clinicians face on a daily basis? A lot right!
But, one challenge particularly has always drawn my attention, which is:
When and how should I prepare the remaining dental tissues for each specific clinical situation so that a minimal and sufficiently invasive tooth reduction is achieved?
By watching my online course you shall learn how to make decisions based on a evidence and clinic-based process, which will turn your day-to-day Dentistry into a high performance one, reaching optimal longevity and aesthetics on your cases that involve rehabilitation of the anterior dentition using porcelain crowns, noninvasive, traditional and extended veneers.
Prof. Júnio Silva
Clinicians and researchers have long sought conservative treatment approaches to restore anterior teeth with long-lasting and esthetic materials. This endeavor led to the development of ceramic systems that wed aesthetics with function. Accordingly, fabricating porcelain veneers without requiring tooth preparation became possible, thus reinforcing the concept that the noninvasive porcelain laminate veneers are versatile and conservative allies of the aesthetic dentistry. However, even though noninvasive veneers can serve as an alternative to classic and extended veneers or even to full crown preparations, they are not the best choice for all clinical situations.
The main advantages of adhesive dentistry may be completely misconceived when bonding porcelain veneers while ignoring the basic fundamentals that have made these restorations successful for nearly three decades. Therefore it is paramount that the clinician know how to indicate all porcelain restorations inasmuch as their longevity is highly dependent on patient, remaining tooth tissue, and ceramic related factors. Therefore, choosing the most adequate restorative approach when restoring the anterior dentition is crucial to achieving a conservative, long-lasting and yet esthetic treatment.
My course addresses key evidence-based considerations regarding the rehabilitation of the anterior dentition using porcelain crowns, noninvasive, traditional and extended veneers.
Dr. Júnio Silva has been lecturing for over 13 years. He started giving lectures while he was completing his Masters and Ph.D. courses in the department of Operative Dentistry at the Federal University of Santa Catarina.
In 2012, Dr. Júnio Silva was hired by the University of Brasília as a pre-clinical and clinical associate professor. At the same time, Dr. Júnio Silva was also coordinating a Certification in Prosthodontics course.
Furthermore, Dr. Júnio Silva was invited to be speaker of various dental scientific meetings such as the 61st Fall Meeting of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics in 2015 and the 5th International Congress on Adhesive Dentistry held at Penn University.
Currently, Dr. Júnio Silva works as a teacher at his own institute for continuing education (Zeit Education – www.zeiteducation.com.br). He offers hands-on and theoretical courses. In addition, he lectures for 3M ESPE and scientific dental meetings. He is also a partner in a healthcare clinic, “MedCal Clínica de Especialidades” (www.medcal.com.br) where he practices as a dentist. Moreover, some of his work as a practitioner can be seen on his website (www.drjuniosilva.com.br).
Although his main research background has been focused on digital dentistry, Dr. Silva has published, taught and worked on other matters like bonded conventional porcelain restorations, noninvasive porcelain veneers, direct bonded restorations, dental corrosion (dental erosion), the influence of cigarette smoke on dental adhesion, tooth wear and comprehensive oral rehabilitation.
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