Objectives

The presentation will discuss the fundamentals required to accomplish a pleasing, functional and long-lasting esthetic outcome: treatment plan, team collaboration, understanding of the patient’s needs and selection of restorative materials. A myriad of factors affects the esthetic and functional outcome of complex cases.

Properly addressing those factors will facilitate the achievement of a predictable and successful prosthetic rehabilitation. Among others, factors that will significantly improve the functional and esthetic outcome include proper preoperative esthetic and functional analysis, correct data transmission to the laboratory regarding the occlusal plane orientation and inclination, and definition of an appropriate incisal edge position. A close collaboration is also needed between the surgeon and the restorative dentist both for treating natural dentition or dental implants, especially in the anterior area in challenging clinical situations such as patients with a high smile line.

Material selection plays a fundamental role in the management of complex rehabilitation cases. This presentation will also illustrate how to select and optimize the use of metal-free ceramic materials even in full-mouth rehabilitation. Nowadays an innovative operative protocol allows facing highly compromised clinical situations, with a minimally invasive prosthetic procedure (MIPP) that guarantees an excellent, long-lasting esthetic result and a better acceptance of the treatment by the patient.

Bio

Dr Mauro Fradeani graduated in medicine and surgery from the University of Ancona in 1979, where he then completed a specialization in Dentistry in 1983.

He was president of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (2003/2004), president of Accademia Italiana di Odontoiatria Protesica (1999/2000), and visiting the associate professor in Prosthetics at Louisiana State University, New Orleans from 1999 until 2008. He is an active member of The American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and maintains membership in The American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics.

He is Founder and Director of ACE Institute, Advanced Continuing Education centre in Pesaro, Italy. He is Founder and Director of Fradeani Education, an educational project developed together with a group of expert speakers with the goal to promote worldwide an Italian model of excellence in dentistry.

He is a member of the editorial boards of Practical Periodontics & Aesthetic Dentistry and of The Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry. Dr Mauro Fradeani is the author of the book Esthetic Rehabilitation in Fixed Prosthodontics, vol. 1 – Esthetic Analysis (translated into 12 languages), and vol. 2 Prosthetic treatment: a systematic approach to esthetic, biologic and functional integration edited by Quintessence International.

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