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Conventional Bridges: Tooth Preparation course for Dental Practice

Speciality Classification
Oral Health
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
20 minutes
Subject matter expert
eLearning for Healthcare
Provider
eIntegrity
Endorsed By
Faculty of Dental Surgery

This session will look at the principles of tooth preparation including example preparations for crowns as retainers. The concepts of retention and resistance form will also be covered as well as methods of increasing retention and resistance form with auxiliary retention features.

Learning objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • list the 5 key principles of tooth preparation (as described by Shillingburg 
  • describe the principles of retention and resistance form with regard to tooth preparation
  • explain the importance of preparation taper with regard to tooth preparations
  • describe the different types of marginal finish for varying cast restorations
  • describe auxiliary features that can be used to increase retention and resistance form
  • apply preparation principles to the preparation of multiple bridge abutments

Full coverage crowns are the retainers of choice for bridges. Occlusal loads are higher than on single crowns and excellent retention and resistance form is needed for long term success. Occlusal load is higher on posterior teeth than anterior teeth and this is relevant to bridge design. In some low stress circumstances, in the interest of preserving tooth structure, a three-quarter gold crown or onlay restoration may be acceptable. The metal occlusal coverage would have to be aesthetically acceptable to the patient.


PRM123
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should have:

  • knowledge of different types of cast restorations that can be provided
  • basic knowledge of the process of tooth preparation
Instructors / Speakers
Nicholas Lewis,
BDS(Hons), MSc, MFDS, FDS(Rest Dent), RCS

Nick graduated with honours from Newcastle University and undertook general professional training in the North East before moving to the Eastman Dental Hospital in 2003.

He completed a Masters in Conservative Dentistry in 2007 and undertook higher specialist training in Restorative Dentistry Eastman Dental Hospital and became consultant in Restorative Dentistry in 2009. He is recognised by the GDC as a specialist in Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Periodontology and Endodontics.

He now shares his time between hospital and private practice.

Ken Hemmings BDS MSc DRDRCS MRDRCS FDSRCS ILTM FHEA,
Consultant in Restorative Dentistry

Ken graduated with honours from Bristol University in 1982. He gained his London fellowship in 1986 before specialising in restorative dentistry.

He completed a Masters and Senior Registrar training at the Eastman Dental Hospital and became consultant in conservative dentistry and periodontology in 1995. He is recognised by the GDC as a specialist in restorative dentistry, prosthodontics, periodontology and endodontics.

He now shares his time between hospital and private practice.

Delivery
Title
Conventional Bridges: Tooth Preparation course for Dental Practice
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Dental, -- DENTAL --
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
20 minutes
Location
Online
Reference
09_06
Access Duration (in months)
12
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