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KATANA Zirconia Block: Useful tips for processing

March 5, 2021

KATANA Zirconia Block (Fig. 1) has hardly any features in common with the zirconia that was so popular in dental laboratories two decades ago and was used as a framework material. In many cases, this innovative zirconia serves as a functionally and aesthetically sensible alternative to high-strength glass-ceramics. Its flexural strength is higher than that of lithium disilicate, its translucency on a level with the low-translucency variant of the ceramic and its surface—if smoothly polished—antagonist-friendly, causing low wear.

CLEARFIL MAJESTY ES-2: A natural-looking composite

February 27, 2020

CLEARFIL MAJESTY ES-2 is a composite that allows for the effortless creation of natural-looking aesthetic restorations. The combination of its self-adaptive capacity thanks to the use of light diffusion technology, its natural fluorescence, its high filler content, its fine workability and its exceptional polishability guarantees an outstanding aesthetic result.

Digital face-bow transfer technique dentofacial analyser for dental aesthetics

February 14, 2020

Digital workflows are becoming more popular and are in demand among clinicians and laboratory technicians owing to the increased incorporation of CAD/CAM tools into the daily practice. Digitisation of records and data through cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans, intra-oral scans and model manipulation contributes to better communication processes for diagnostics, treatment planning, designing and manufacturing in dentistry.

Restoring function and aesthetics with monolithic zirconia restorations

November 6, 2018

With greater public awareness about cosmetic dental reconstructions, the dentist is often challenged with greater demands from the patient. This increased demand for aesthetic restorative treatment challenges the dentist, laboratory technician and dental manufacturers to develop techniques and materials to satisfy the discerning patient. Utilising digital planning, modern materials and effective techniques, the restorative team can succeed in restoring a smile to proper form, function and health. The case presented in this article demonstrates the significance of a systematic approach to planning, preparation and material selection in full-mouth reconstruction of a patient’s dentition.

Condylar retrusion on the horizontal plane associated with retrusive lateral excursion

October 20, 2018

The objective of this article was to describe the relationship between the movement of the interincisive point and the working temporomandibular joint condyle with regard to the horizontal plane during laterality movements.

Efficacy of a adhesive on the strength of a luting cement to leucite-reinforced glass-ceramic

October 17, 2018

The present study compared the efficacy of a universal adhesive containing silane, bis-GMA and 10-methacryloyloxydecyl dihydrogen phosphate (10-MDP) monomer with that of silane applied alone or combined with bis-GMA or 10-MDP, but in separate steps, on the microtensile bond strength of a CAD/CAM leucite-reinforced glass-ceramic to a resin cement.

Using CAD/CAM for a combination approach to full mouth reconstruction

May 9, 2018

Now more than ever, it behoves dentists and laboratories to work together as part of an interdisciplinary and collaborative team to coordinate treatment, select ideal restorative material(s), and plan cases, particularly those involving full-mouth reconstructions. Fortunately, a number of digitally based technologies can be incorporated into the treatment thorough diagnostic and treatment planning processes, as well as used for fabricating various components of treatments. When used in combination with a systematic and collaborative plan for preparing and executing treatment, these tools can enable the team to achieve success when restoring a patient’s smile to proper form, function, and health.

Success evaluation of N2 treated teeth with open apical foramen—A retrospective study

April 26, 2018

95 teeth with open foramen were identified in a general dentist practice during the years 1985—2006, 75 of which could be followed-up by X-ray after an average time of 70 months (follow-up X-ray). 40 teeth were subject to vital extirpation (VitE), 28 teeth to vital amputation (VitA), and seven teeth with necrotic pulp underwent conservative root canal treatment (RT). Apexification success rate amounted to 85.3 percent (VitE 90 percent, VitA 85.7 percent, non-vital RT 57.1 percent). Another 12 percent could be judged as partial success in molars, as a certain number of the molar roots showed apexification, however, others not yet. The percentaged difference of a successful apexification between vitally extirpated teeth and root canal treatment of non-vital teeth was significant (p = 0.0243). Apexification result was irrespective of the filling level of root canal treated teeth as well as of endodontic success.


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