Fixed Prosthodontics is the area of restorative dentistry that is focused on permanently attached dental prostheses. It is concerned with restoring teeth using restorations that are fixed inside the patient’s mouth and cannot be removed by the patient. It is sometimes also referred to as indirect restoration and includes silver fillings, tooth-coloured composite resin, crowns, bridges (fixed dentures), inlays, onlays and veneers. Fixed Prosthodontics is used for restoring single and multiple teeth and the gaps between the teeth. Compared to direct restoration, it provides superior strength if used in large restorations and can be used to create aesthetically pleasing teeth. If planned and executed correctly, indirect restorations can easily last for 10-12 years.
Preparing a tooth for a crown involves removal of a significant amount of a tooth structure. It should be noted that restorations are compromised structures with limited functional integrity when compared to a natural tooth. Restorations are typically created in laboratories after taking moulds (impressions).
The main types of restorations are:
1. Crown: Commonly referred to as cap, they are prepared by the dentist and provide what is known as full coverage. There are several methods of crown fabrication and are constructed using different materials ranging from gold to high-strength porcelain.
2. Bridge: Bridges are constructed to restore the gaps between teeth, i.e. edentulous area, using fixed restorations on adjacent teeth.
3. Inlay: A conservative alternative for crown, an inlay is a restoration that lies within the cusps and is used when a small amount of tooth tissue is missing within the confines of the cusps.
4. Onlay: Similar to inlays, an onlay covers or protects one or more cusps. They are particularly useful in strengthening the tooth, and when there’s damage due to trauma or caries.
5. Veneer: A veneer is a thin layer of restorative material glued onto the tooth’s surface that is used to restore a damaged or rotated tooth and to improve the aesthetics. Composite and porcelain are the most common materials used for veneers.
At Dentalcoursesindelhi, we provide an intensive and comprehensive course on Fixed Prosthodontics. Considered one of the best private dental institutes in Delhi, our aim is to make the procedure easier and faster for you to learn. As much as 30% of the revenue your practice would generate would be coming from Fixed Prosthodontics. Join this hands-on course to increase your knowledge and skills in this particular procedure and see your practice enjoyment increase. With limited class sizes, we ensure that all your personal queries are answered. We make sure that you leave the premises with complete mastery over the subject.
The objectives of this course are:
– Criteria that necessitate crowns and fixed prostheses
– Whether the tooth should be extracted or restored
– Ridge augmentation
– Preoperative tooth bleaching
– Soft-tissue management
– Conservative periodontal therapy
– High-end tools required for Fixed Prosthodontics procedure
– Different elements for fixed prostheses
– Ceramic restorations
– When are implants preferred over fixed prostheses and why
– Buildups, and post and core
Skills you’d acquire with our course:
– Training in diagnosis
– Optimum treatment plan acceptance
– Treatment planning
– Impression techniques
– Different post systems
– Impression techniques
– Shade selection
– Build-up techniques