Adhesively cemented fixed, partial prosthetic restorations used in the lateral segment of the dental arch – literature review
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Katedra Protetyki Stomatologicznej, Warszawski Uniwersytet Medyczny, Polska
Anna Cybulska   

Katedra Protetyki Stomatologicznej, Warszawski Uniwersytet Medyczny, Binieckego 6, 02-097, Warszawa, Polska
Submission date: 2021-07-05
Final revision date: 2021-08-11
Acceptance date: 2021-08-12
Publication date: 2021-09-17
Prosthodontics 2021;71(3):273–278
The modern approach to prosthetic treatment is based on the principles of minimally invasive preparation of teeth. Advancement in the area of materials and technologies used for the execution of fixed prosthetic restorations allows obtaining solid and aesthetic reconstructions of lost hard tissues of clinical crowns in the posterior segment, achieving a compromise between tooth preparation consistent with the principles of conservative preparation of tooth structures on the one hand and the thickness of the future restoration, ensuring optimal biomechanical strength parameters. Furthermore, the development of adhesive cementation systems allows, alongside conservative preparation of tissues, obtaining long-lasting marginal seal and strengthening the residual tooth structure, especially when the restoration in the lateral segment of the dental arch reconstructs the occlusal surface by covering cusps. The use of ever-evolving CAD/CAM technologies in the design and manufacture of fixed prosthetic devices enables achieving optimal aesthetics and accuracy of restorations. Other benefits include reduced costs, working time, and the number of clinical stages, as well as increased patient’s comfort and satisfaction. Modern technologies and materials not only enable meticulous data archiving and communication between the doctor and the dental laboratory, but also manufacturing several types of dental restorations directly in the dental office.