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Supra-Gingival Minimally Invasive Dentistry: A Healthier Approach to Esthetic Restorations

Supra-Gingival Minimally Invasive Dentistry: A Healthier Approach to Esthetic Restorations

Jose-Luis Ruiz

ISBN: 978-1-118-97644-9

May 2017, Wiley-Blackwell

272 pages


Supra-Gingival Minimally Invasive Dentistry: A Healthier Approach to Esthetic Restorations provides a real-world approach to healthier supra-gingival minimally invasive restorations, as an alternative to more invasive mechanically retained restorations, such as full crowns.  

  • Provides practical, step-by-step coverage of the key elements in diagnosis, case planning, preparation, restorations, and cementation of bonded restorations
  • Offers excellent and simple explanations of the latest in adhesive dentistry and the proper selection of restorative materials
  • Covers both anterior and posterior direct and indirect bonded restorations, offering a better, healthier approach
  • Presents hundreds of beautiful images showing planning, preparation, and restoration principles and treatment
  • Features the contributions of Dr. Ray Bertolotti, Contributing Editor, and a foreword written by Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD, CEO of Clinicians Report Foundation and Practical Clinical Reports 


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Foreword vii

Preface viii

From the Contributing Editor ix

Acknowledgments x

Part I Rationale 1

1 The Traditional Mechanically Retained Restoration Paradigm: Subgingival Margins are Normal and a Necessary Byproduct of Restorative Needs 3

2 The Healthier Paradigm: Supragingival Minimally Invasive Adhesive Dentistry – The Benefits 19

3 The Supragingival Protocol and Indications: Preventing Subgingival Margins 33

4 Should We Trust in Dental Adhesives and Adhesive Dentistry? 57

Part II Supragingival Minimally Invasive Indirect Posterior Restorations: A Replacement for Full Crowns 73

5 Supragingival Minimally Invasive Bonded Onlays: The Replacement for Full Crowns 75

6 Supragingival Simple and Complex Onlay Preparation 93

Part III Supragingival Minimally Invasive Porcelain Veneers: A Replacement for Full Crowns 111

7 Indication, Preparation and Restorative Material for Supragingival Minimally Invasive Porcelain Veneers 113

8 Esthetic Co-Diagnosis Using the Dentofacial Esthetic Diagnosis System 137

Part IV Bonded Cementation of Indirect Restorations 163

9 Bonded Cementation of Veneers and Onlays 165

Part V Supragingival Dentistry and Direct Composite Restorations 181

10 Practical and Predictable Class II and III Direct Composite Restorations 183

Part VI Crown Replacement 205

11 Full Crowns: Are They Still Necessary? 207

Part VII The Occlusal Disease Management System: A Key to Success 221

12 The Importance of Occlusion and Occlusal Diagnosis in Restorative Dentistry 223

13 A Healthy Occlusion and the Occlusal Analysis 237

Index 255