Patient comes in with splinted crowns that were more than a decade old. After first consultation, we arranged a second appointment for endodontic treatment and provisional crowns.
I split the treatment at #23 because I assumed that the entire 9-unit anterior bridge were splinted. It wasn’t, and I could’ve saved a lot of time had I known that the #24 pontic was actually a cantilever extending from #25.
After a few visits of root canal therapy, it was finally CEREC time.
For single-visit restoration with multiple crowns, oftentimes the gingiva will look inflamed during delivery due to the dose of local anesthesia administered throughout the chair-time.
Hsuan is a lecturer at CEREC Asia Training Facility and the founder of Tooth Faerie Club. He is from Vancouver, Canada, and is a fan of prosthodontics and profanity.