Fundamentals of tooth preparations for fixed prosthodontics - PDF

Tooth preparation
  • The selected form given to a natural tooth when it is reduced by instrumentation to receive a prosthesis (e.g. artificial crown or a retainer for a fixed or removable prosthesis)
  • The selection of the form is guided by clinical circumstances and physical properties of the materials that make up the prosthesis.
  • Boucher's Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed, p239)

In brief
  • Full veneer crowns
  • Clinical circumstances
  • Principles of preparation
  • Crown selection
  • Tooth preparation