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Clinical Complications In Fixed Prosthodontics: Causes, Prevention, and Management, Part 2
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The most common clinical complications associated with all-ceramic crowns are identified along with methods of minimizing or preventing them. Methods of managing the complications are described when they do occur.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the benefits of all-ceramic crowns compared with metal-ceramic crowns
  2. Identify the most common complications associated with all-ceramic crowns
  3. Understand the benefits and limitations of all-ceramic crowns
  4. Identify the factors that increase the potential for crown fracture 
  5. Develop methods to minimize or eliminate crown fracture



Knowledge of the factors that cause complications and failure in fixed prosthodontics enhances our ability to develop effective treatment plans, facilitates success, promotes optimal doctor-patient communication regarding anticipated treatment outcomes and provides early diagnosis of problems encountered during long-term maintenance. This presentation will identify the most common complications encountered with all-ceramic crowns and describe methods of minimizing or preventing their occurrence as well as managing the complications when they occur.



  1. The benefits of all-ceramic crowns
  2. The most common all-ceramic crown complications
  3. How to minimize all-ceramic crown fracture
    1. Effect of arch position
    2. Effect of tooth preparation
    3. Type of material used
    4. Type of cement used
  4. CAD/CAM all-ceramic crown materials
  5. Effect of gender on crown fracture
  6. Pulpal necrosis incidence
  7. Impact of all-ceramic crowns on caries incidence
  8. Impact of all-ceramic crowns on periodontal health
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