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Adhesive Protocol: Aluminum Oxide Crowns

The ultimate objective of anterior tooth restoration is to achieve an aesthetic appearance that is in harmony with the natural dentition.  It is often challenging to replicate the optical characteristics (ie, transparency and translucency) of a natural tooth without utilizing all-ceramic crown restorations, which may provide enhanced aesthetics and biocompatability in comparison to metal-based treatment.  This video demonstrates the use of all-ceramic technology with a contemporary adhesive procedure as a means to achieve improved aesthetic results in the restoration of the anterior dentition.

*Assistant professor, Department of Operative Dentistry and Periodontology, Albert-Magnus University, Cologne, Germany; private practice, Dusseldorf, Germany.


Learning Objectives:

After viewing this video, the viewer should be able to:

  • Identify various factors necessary to facilitate dentin preparation for aesthetic restoration.
  • Develop an understanding of various adhesive protocols to achieve successful definitive restorations.


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