Dec 06, 2021  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 College Catalog
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DLT 203 - Fixed Bridgework

1 Credits, 1 Contact Hours
1 lecture period 0 lab periods

Construction of fixed single tooth restorations and bridgework. Includes prescriptions and work authorizations, fixed restoration design, and preparation requirements. Also includes waxing, seating, finishing, evaluation of fixed single tooth restorations, and bridgework castings.

Prerequisite(s): DLT 101  and DLT 101LB , or concurrent enrollment.
Corequisite(s): DLT 203LB  
Information: Consent of program director is required before enrolling in this course.


Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate the ability to perform all laboratory steps involved in the fabrication of full cast fixed crowns and bridges.

Performance Objectives:
  1. Interpret prescriptions and work authorizations for fixed single tooth restorations and bridges.
  2. Perform asepsis procedures of incoming impressions and restorations.
  3. Design and identify various fixed single tooth restorations and bridges.
  4. Identify various preparation designs and evaluate their suitability using articulated casts.
  5. Classify fixed single tooth restorations and bridgework.
  6. Perform articulation of removable die models on semi-adjustable and hinge type articulators.
  7. Demonstrate how to wax fixed single tooth restorations and fixed bridgework.
  8. Design various pontics (tooth replacements) for fixed bridgework.
  9. Design hygienic connectors for fixed bridgework.
  10. Demonstrate how to splint abutments to support fixed bridgework.
  11. Seat and metal finish raw casting to articulated models.
  12. Demonstrate margin burnishing.
  13. Perform the adjustment of mesial and distal contacts.
  14. Perform the adjustment of casting for occlusal discrepancies.
  15. Evaluate and adjust the fit of fixed single tooth restorations and bridges.
  16. Describe and confirm fit on an unaltered cast.

Outline:
  1. Prescriptions and Work Authorizations
    1. Interpretation of dental prescriptions and work authorizations
    2. Infection control and disinfecting procedures
    3. Impression evaluation
    4. Gypsum materials selection, manipulation, and safety procedures
  2. Fixed Restoration Designs
    1. Inlays and inlay classification
    2. Onlays
    3. ¾ crowns
    4. Full crowns
    5. Splints
    6. Span bridges
    7. Cantilever bridges
    8. Pontics
    9. Connectors
    10. Hygienic considerations
  3. Fixed Restoration and Preparation Requirements
    1. Margin design
    2. Articulation and occlusal clearance
    3. Abutment parallelism and draw
  4. Waxing Fixed Single Tooth Restorations and Bridgework
    1. Inlays and inlay classification
    2. Onlays
    3. ¾ crowns
    4. Span bridges
    5. Cantilever bridges
    6. Pontics
  5. Seating and Finishing Fixed Single Tooth Restorations and Bridgework Castings
    1. Internal fit to dies
    2. Mesial and distal contacts
    3. Functional occlusal contacts
    4. Rock free fitting across abutments
    5. Pontic to ridge adaptation
    6. Articulating ribbons, films, and disclosers
    7. Burnishing margins
  6. Evaluation of Fixed Single Tooth Restorations and Bridgework Castings
    1. Use of unaltered casts
    2. Internal fit to dies
    3. Mesial and distal contacts
    4. Functional occlusal contacts
    5. Rock free fitting across abutments
    6. Pontic to ridge adaptation
    7. Articulating ribbons, films, and disclosers
    8. Burnishing margins


Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2017/18



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