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Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry

Chairside fabrication of a tooth reduction guide to ensure adequate occlusal clearance

  • Ju-Hyoung Lee
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    Corresponding author: Dr Ju-Hyoung Lee, Kyungpook National University, 2177 Dalgubeol-daero, Jung-gu, Daegu 41940, REPUBLIC OF KOREA
    Affiliations
    Associate Professor, Department of Predoctoral Clinical Education, School of Dentistry, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Republic of Korea
    Associate Professor, Daegu Dental Clinic Center for the Disabled, Kyungpook National University Dental Hospital, Daegu, Republic of Korea
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Published:December 09, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prosdent.2020.08.048
      Adequate tooth preparation is essential for the long-term success of a crown.
      • Goodacre C.J.
      • Campagni W.V.
      • Aquilino S.A.
      Tooth preparations for complete crowns: an art form based on scientific principles.
      ,
      • Rosenstiel S.F.
      • Land M.F.
      • Fujimoto J.
      Contemporary fixed prosthodontics.
      Occlusal reduction must be conservative of tooth structure but provide adequate space for the restorative material.
      • Goodacre C.J.
      • Campagni W.V.
      • Aquilino S.A.
      Tooth preparations for complete crowns: an art form based on scientific principles.
      ,
      • Rosenstiel S.F.
      • Land M.F.
      • Fujimoto J.
      Contemporary fixed prosthodontics.
      Insufficient occlusal reduction, especially on the lingual surface of molars, may occur because of limited access and visibility.
      • Lynch C.D.
      • McConnell R.J.
      Assessment of occlusal reduction during preparation of teeth for fixed restorations.
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