Failures of restorative crowns and bridges are not uncommon in the dental practice. There is an increasing array of prosthetic materials available to the dental professional, each with its own unique characteristics. One of the major complications to restorative success is improper or inadequate cementation materials for the selected ceramic and the techniques used. Understanding why failures take place is key to future success. Today, it is critical to be aware of the factors that must be considered when selecting the right luting agent for each clinical or materials need.
At the end of this CE webinar, you will be able to identify the cause and effect of restorative crown and bridge failures, as well as understand the chemical and mechanical properties of different cements and restorative materials. You will be able to determine key characteristics, advantages, disadvantages, and clinical applications of cementation materials. You will be better prepared to make effective decisions regarding the application and longevity of your patients' restorations. Knowledge is power!
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