Fixed prosthodonticsFixed prosthodontics- the specialized area of dentistry devoted to the replacement of missing teeth with cast prostheses that are permanently cemented in place. Use when:one or two adjacent teeth are missing in the same arch, supported tissues are healthy, suitable abutment teeth are present, patient has good oral hygieneNo Use when:supportive tissues are missing or diseased, patient is in poor health, suitable abutment teeth are not present, patient has not good oral hygieneTypes of cast restorations:1. Inlay– covers a portion of the occlusal and proximal surface and One cusp, for class II cavity prep (MOD), indirect restoration. 2. Onlay –covers proximal surfaces and most or all of the occlusal surface, must Two or more cusps, indirect restorationMaterials used for inlay and onlay:Gold- strongest material, not as esthetic as porcelain or ceramicPorcelain, Ceramic3. Porcelain veneers- to improve the appearance of anterior teeth, indirect restoration, uses composite
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