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ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

Delivering Optimal Results for Fixed Partial Dentures


Author(s): Chris Salierno, David Avery

Course Type: elearning

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dentists


Educational Objectives

The overall goal of this article is to provide the reader with information on current materials and techniques for the fabrication of a fixed partial denture (FPD). After reading this article, the reader will be able to:

1. List in detail the steps involved in fabrication of an FPD;

2. Describe the impression materials available, considerations in their selection, and the use of a one-stage or two-stage technique;

3. Review the materials and techniques available for the fabrication of provisional restorations; and
4. List and review the steps involved in the fabrication of full-contour zirconia CAD/CAM restorations.


Fixed partial dentures require careful consideration of the materials and treatment protocol that will be followed. The successful recording of preparations, manufacture of multi-unit restorations, and their delivery intraorally is aided by astute attention to material properties at each of these critical stages. Detailed communication and collaboration with the laboratory are also required to ensure clinical success and the best possible outcomes.

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