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Fixed Prosthodontics Ι (51085ab)


The therapeutic treatment of patients aiming in the preservation of good oral health, normal function and aesthetics on natural teeth and or replacement of missing teeth and their adjacent oral tissues, utilizing prosthetic restorations.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the 5th and 6th Semester the student must :

  • Know the anatomy, histology and physiology of the tissues that form the stomatognathic system
  • Recognize the physiological function of the stomatognathic system and especially mastication, phonetics, swallowing, static and dynamic occlusion.
  • Be capable to define the general and the specific prognosis of the existing teeth and restorations.
  • Be capable to form treatment plans in order to treat existing pathology and propose ways to restore the damage or loss of intraoral tissues in a clinical simulation environment.
  • Know the means of restoring damage or loss of the soft and hard tissues, following biological rules with the aim to restore the basic functions of the stomatognathic system (chewing, phonetics and esthetics).
  • Know the basic principles of prosthodontics (tooth preparation, fabrication of provisional restorations, final impression, occlusal adjustments and cementation)
  • Know the fabrication steps and the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of fixed restorations
  • Know how to protect the pulp and the periodontal tissues during the fabrication stages of prosthetic restorations and how to maintain the protection by means of the final restorations. 
  • Have as a goal the fabrication of restorations with the desired morphological, functional and esthetic characteristics.


Treatment planning; Diagnostic models; Diagnostic wax-up; fabrication of a celluloid matrix based on the treatment plan; Tooth preparation; Fabrication of provisional restoration; Final impression; Master model fabrication, removable dies; Metal framework wax-up; Casting of metal framework; Porcelain build up and firing; Acrylic pattern fabrication for cast post and core on natural; endodontically treated teeth; Color selection; Optical properties of ceramic materials; Kinesiology of the mandible; Occlusal reference positions; Vertical dimension; Aesthetic principles.

Educational methods

  • Lectures.
  • Laboratory exercise

Criteria for successful completion

  • Successful completion of the 90% of the laboratory exercises.
  • Successful midterm written examination.
  • Successful final examination.