This course provides a maximum ”hands-on” experience covering the various principles and clinical procedures needed for crown lengthening. We cover indications, contraindications, and methods of managing surrounding bone.
Topics include: how to handle hard and soft tissues; proper surgical techniques; preservation of esthetics in the final tissue contours; and relocation of all structures that comprise the biologic width, namely: sulcus, junctional epithelium, connective tissue fibers, and bone.
The ”hands-on” experiences include flap surgery with pig jaws, plus bone surgery on anatomically correct plaster models. It is coupled with a detailed slide presentation, as well as two video demonstrations of surgical technique.
Dentists who want to do some or most of their own crown extensions, or those who just want to know more about the subject, will be helped by this course. Crown extension is one of the most commonly required procedures in restorative dentistry, and is often underutilized.
At the conclusion, participants should be able to:
Make predictable impressions every time
Learn why crowns come loose and how to prevent it
Save chair time and be more profitable
Understand causes of red gum tissue around crown margins
Diagnose esthetic crown lengthening
Understand the Gummy Smile
Coordinate surgery with restorative procedures
Check-in: 8:00 AM Program time: Saturday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
UT Health San Antonio, School of Dentistry
Dentist discount if you take Friday’s “Gingival” course: $485.00
ADJ Faculty: $347.50
(The School of Dentistry thanks Perio Institute for its unrestricted educational grants in support of this continuing education series.)