[Excellence in Restorative Dentistry Lecture Series] Composite vs Ceramic in the Esthetic Area, Indications and Protocols

Sep, 2019
12:00 PM-01:00 PM

Registration: Registration not required; Sign-in is required in order to receive CE credits
CE Credits: 1.0 lecture credits

Lecture Description

The ever-increasing demand for functional and aesthetic materials is leading companies to continuous evolution and research. Indications about full ceramic or composite restorations are becoming ever less absolute: considering many clinical aspects you can opt for a material rather than the other.

The versatility of the composite resin, its possibility of layering intraorally, the ease of repair and the fairly good prognosis in the medium and long period, making it a reliable material and the tendency of new materials to improve the wear resistance and the stability of the surface candidates it in many cases as a worthy substitute of ceramic materials. By contrast, ceramic materials, often considered the gold standard for colour characteristics and mechanical and physical properties, see an increase in the ability to produce restorations with minimum thicknesses while maintaining dimensional stability, prognosis and aesthetics.

The choice, therefore, to use ceramic or composite materials is always less obvious, but, on the contrary, offers to the dentists greater possibility of diversification in restorative. Finally many aspects could be discussed as: indications, mechanical characteristics, esthetics appearance, predictability and durability.

Educational Objectives

  • Analysis and clinical indications of different restorative materials
  • Clinical protocols for composite in dental aesthetics
  • Clinical protocols for ceramic in dental aesthetics


Federico Ferraris, DDS is focused on Adhesive Restorative Dentistry, especially on the esthetic area. He is an international speaker and a member of several prestigious Academies. His expertise is focused on clinical protocols and on the application of the ultimate techniques and materials in order to obtain a gold standard in Restorative Dentistry.

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University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 1.0 continuing education credits.