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By Brian Harris, DDS
Commercial Supporter: Kerr Corporation
Several factors affect the long-term success of crown and veneer treatments, including tooth preparation, impression-taking, and provisionalization. Cementation protocol and the materials used are also considerations to ensure predictable treatment outcomes. As new materials and techniques are introduced on an ongoing basis, dentists may at times be unsure about what works best under different circumstances. This article discusses the requisite clinical protocol involved with crown and veneer restorations that should be considered and envisioned prior to initiating treatment.
Describe a typical crown preparation protocol.
Identify factors that contribute to accurate and detailed impressions.
Discuss considerations for creating provisional restorations.
Explain characteristics of available cementation options.
About the Author
Brian Harris, DDS
Private Practice, Phoenix, Arizona