We now have the possibility of doing rather
complex prosthetic rehabilitations on natural teeth or implant
abutments, relying upon modern means such as new communication
technologies, CAD CAM,
new materials altogether in alliance with craftsmanship and
The author will present different tools and
features for a good communication
between the dental office and the laboratory for customized
prostheses. Digital photography and Internet play a chief
role in this communication. Key shots and how to manage them
will be illustrated.
The dental technician's know-how, CAD-CAM
and such new materials as alumina, zirconia or titanium significantly
contribute to biocompatible restorations thoroughly integrated
from a periodontal, functional and aesthetic aspect.
This lecture will stress the management of parameters
that are crucial for mechanical precision especially if working
under microscope and will insist upon the quality of the artistic
gesture of the working hand steered by modern
tools of guidance and archiving of data. All this being illustrated
with numerous single and multiple restorations.