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Effect of Prepared Cavities on the Strength of Teeth

AUTHORS: T.D. Larson, W.H. Douglas, R.E. Geistfeld
YEAR: 1981
JOURNAL: Operative Dentistry

Summary: The force required to fracture teeth with either occlusal or MOD cavities was determined and compared with that required to fracture sound teeth. In all instances, teeth with cavity preparations were SIGNIFICANTLY weaker than sound teeth. The influential factor was the width of the occlusal portion of the cavity. This was of more influence in weakening the crown than the presence of boxes.

The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of occlusal cavities as well as MOD cavities on the strength of teeth and in both instances to compare the effect of cavities which are narrow occlusally (1/4 intercuspal distance) and those that are wide (1/3 the intercuspal distance).
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Bonded Porcelain Restorations In The Anterior Dentition – A Biomimetic Approach
Pascal Magne & Urs Belser

A must have for all Biomimetic Dentists

Today I want to take the time to talk about my mentor and dear friend Pascal Magne. In dental school, Pascal changed the way I see and practice dentistry. Every year, he continues to educate both dental students and established practitioners with his passion and enthusiasm for the finest dentistry. His research, education, and textbook have created the strong support for Biomimetic dentistry we see today, with an ever-growing group of dentists becoming trained every year. Respectfully, he has earned the title as the father of Biomimetic Dentistry. His textbook is going on its 12th year of publication as of 2014, every bit as valid today as the day it was written. With all the information provided in this this textbook, he is a mentor to all of us aspiring to do better dentistry.

There are no other textbooks like this in dentistry and every biomimetic dentist needs to have this on their bookshelf. A thorough appreciation of the intact tooth is central to any successful restorative technique and this book will help you realize this fundamental concept. We must accept that we can not improve on natures model and focus our attention on the best biomimetic dentistry possible.
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The Biomimetic Dentistry Approach to treating #9 Trauma

This was a unique situation I treated over 2 years ago with great success. The patient came to me for a second opinion after hearing about Biomimetic Dentistry from her mother. She had fallen and #9 was fractured completely, with only the lingual connective tissue attachment holding the fragment in place.

Biomimetic Dentistry and Trauma Fracture

The patient had already seen another dentist for a consult and was provided with the traditional treatment options including: bridge, implant, or a removable partial. She came to hoping to save her tooth which she was told was not savable.
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In vitro fatigue resistance of CAD/CAM composite resin and ceramic posterior occlusal veneers – Biomimetic Dentistry Literature Review

AUTHORS: Pascal Magne, DMD, PhD, Luís Henrique Schlichting, DDS, MS, Hamilton Pires Maia, DDS, PhD, and Luiz Narciso Baratieri, DDS, PhDd
YEAR: 2010
JOURNAL: The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry

The purpose of this study was to assess and compare the fatigue resistance of composite resin and ceramic posterior occlusal veneers. Occlusal veneers are thin, bonded, posterior restorations used as a conservative alternative to traditional complete coverage crowns.

Partial coverage restorations remove half the amount of tooth structure compared to complete coverage metal ceramic crowns. With survival rates of 88.7% after 17 years and 84% after 12 years, porcelain adhesive inlays and onlays have demonstrated long-term reliability.
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