George Priest, DMD
George Priest, DMD
Smile Line Revitalization with Crowns, Veneers and Implants
Dentists are often challenged to provide esthetically pleasing smiles to patients with missing teeth or teeth compromised by dental carries, wear, age, erosion or pernicious habits. The goal is to preserve remaining tooth structure and prevent further breakdown. However, dentists are also presented with the opportunity to not only restore, but to enhance these patients’ dental esthetics. The sequential treatment steps of smile line rehabilitation are largely influenced by the anticipated esthetic results.
Topics of discussion include specific methods of crown, veneer and implant restoration, diagnostic waxing, provisional restorations as the esthetic template, soft tissue development and sequential restoration techniques that simplify the process of complete rehabilitation. Treatment plans involving combinations of crowns, veneers and implant restorations are presented.
At the conclusion of this course, attendees will have learned:
- Current techniques and materials for crown restoration
- Advantages of progressive veneer preparation and provisional restoration techniques
- Soft tissue development and esthetic potential of implants
- Treatment planning and treatment coordination with combinations of crowns, veneers and implants
For more than 25 years, Dr. Priest has maintained a private prosthodontic practice devoted to esthetic, advanced restorative and implant dentistry. In 2008, Dr. Priest relocated his prosthodontic practice from Atlanta GA to Hilton Head Island, SC (outside Savannah, GA). He lectures nationally and abroad and is a regular contributor to notable restorative and implant journals. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, and one of Dentistry Today’s Top Clinicians in Continuing Education for the past 8 years. Dr. Priest is a former professor in graduate prosthodontics at Emory University and an innovator and teacher of implant and esthetic dentistry for more than 20 years.