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Rescue Techniques for Failing Restorative Treatment 

This article includes some of the most commonly occurring clinical failures listed in approximate decreasing order of occurrence and CR suggestions on how to salvage them short of redoing the procedure.

This is one article from the July 2018 issue of Clinicians Report.

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Abstract

This clinical article on rescuing failing restorative treatments includes:

• Suggested procedures for the following clinical failures:

  1. Zirconia or zirconia-based crowns coming off
  2. Ceramic broken from crown or FPD metal substructure
  3. Caries at cervical margin of crowns
  4. Open contact area—amalgam, composite
  5. Open contact area on anterior crown—e.max, PFM
  6. Open contact—zirconia crown, FPD
  7. Caries on distal or mesial of previously restored 2-surface Class II—composite or amalgam
  8. Hole in ceramic crown from Endo/screw access
  9. Broken piece—monolithic zirc crown, zirc-based crown, FPD
  10. Fixed prosthesis loose on one end
  11. Threatened further loosening of mobile teeth—occlusion, missing tooth
  12. Patient needs but cannot afford new dentures

• Clinical and Practice Management Tips
• CR Conclusions

This is one article from the July 2018 issue of Clinicians Report. For the entire issue, please go to July 2018.