The recent paradigm shift in fixed prosthodontics from traditional to minimal invasive treatment approaches is evidenced by the clinical long-term success of bonded all-ceramic restorations. Advancements in all-ceramic systems and adhesive technologies enable the development of innovative defect-oriented treatment concepts for restoring the compromised dentition. Modified onlay and full veneer preparation geometries evolved and form a reliable alternative for conventional full-coverage crowns. Nowadays non-retentive preparation designs in combination with reduced ceramic thicknesses allow for a minimal invasive treatment approach.
The lecture will present case series and the scientific evidence pertaining to the clinical success of various adhesive preparation designs and the corresponding all-ceramic materials.