Transform: Smile Design, Anterior Composites & Morphology (3 days)
The success of any anterior restoration depends on the understanding and use of the material as well the ability to master the anatomy of the teeth and design the smile. This unique, 3 day, hands-on course combines art and science by bringing together these three crucial aspects.
You will be taught to visualise and design a smile, use your knowledge of morphology to plan, layer and finish anterior restorations. The practical exercises of drawing, wax-up and carving will enhance your visual perception and hand skills that will be transferable to other aspect of restorative dentistry such as provisional restorations and porcelain work.
You will be taught to restore the common clinical scenarios including : seamlessly lengthening worn down and fractured incisors, correcting misshapen or peg shaped laterals and direct composite veneering. You will learn simple and effective layering techniques to achieve the highest optical and aesthetic outcome. Additional attention will be given to the most important step of successful composite restorations i.e. finishing and polishing.
Course manuals covering in-depth anterior tooth morphology and step-by-step composite build-up, finishing and polishing protocols will be provided.
Experience how the knowledge of morphology and composite resin can transform and dramatically improve your anterior composite restorations.
SMILE DESIGN, DRAWING AND WAX-UP EXERCISES:
- Planning anterior aesthetics
- Principles of smile design
- Morphology: drawing & wax-up of anterior tooth
- Choosing the right composite: fillers, longevity and strength
RESTORING WORN/FRACTURED NCISAL EDGE, PEG SHAPED LATERAL AND DIRECT VENEERS:
- Shade selection: merging tooth & material
- Layering technique: hiding margins, optical effects, staining
FINISHING DIRECT COMPOSITES TO FOLLOW SMILE DESIGN RECIPE
- Different types of primary, secondary, and tertiary morphology
- Techniques for achieving primary, secondary and tertiary morphology on composite restorations
- Sequence of finishing and polishing protocols