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Accelerated aligners with photobiomodulation

October 15, 2020

When I first heard about clear aligners in the early 2000s (the US Food and Drug Administration approved the use of clear aligners to straighten teeth in 1980), it must have sounded like science fiction. The fact that it was created in Silicon Valley by people who had nothing to do with the dental industry, in seeking solutions that do not require complicated appliances in the mouth, is really an incredible story.

Immediate implant placement and restoration in fractured incisor with external root resorption

September 9, 2020

Many factors can be related to apical root resorption and rounding, among them orthodontic movement and occlusal trauma. In severe cases, the tooth can even become mobile. In normal situations, a fractured tooth above the gingival margin can be restored with conventional dentistry using an intra-radicular post and prosthetic crown. However, in cases where the root length is no longer optimal for use as a retentive element for an intra-radicular post, alternative options must be considered, which can include a removable partial prosthesis, a fixed three-unit bridge or a dental implant.

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Multilayered zirconia in different translucency levels

August 5, 2020

Kuraray Noritake Dental’s KATANA Zirconia ML was the first zirconia on the dental market with integrated shade gradation. First presented at the International Dental Show in 2013, this material has revolutionised the world of zirconia. Over the course of time, KATANA Zirconia UTML and STML and the change from ML to HTML have created a complete product portfolio. This article highlights the different characteristics of each of these varieties.

New paradigm in aesthetic restoration

July 31, 2020

This article presents a case of aesthetic restoration of anterior teeth using KATANA Zirconia Ultra Translucent Multi Layered (UTML; Kuraray Noritake Dental) complete anatomical crowns, with vestibular stratification, and the biologically oriented preparation technique (BOPT).

Full-mouth rehabilitation with three different types of KATANA Zirconia

July 23, 2020

A female patient came to Studio Cortellini in Riccione in Italy in order to improve not just her ability to chew but also the overall aesthetic appearance of her teeth. A clinical examination revealed the presence of several erosive lesions that contributed to her chewing problems and had caused a decrease in enamel thickness. This reduction in enamel, combined with a number of discoloured composite restorations, negatively affected the aesthetics of her smile.

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Mill, polish, seat! Indirect procedures in the dental workflow

July 15, 2020

In addition to the primary wishes of the patient regarding prosthetic treatment, namely safety, comfort and aesthetics, are the need for an efficient treatment process, high cost-effectiveness and a minimal number of therapy sessions. Owing to the possibilities offered by CAD/CAM, these desires can in many cases be fulfilled.

Occlusion principles for the practising dentist in the digital age

July 1, 2020

What do dentists want to know about occlusion? Occlusion may appear complicated because of the multiple factors involved, such as teeth, muscles and the temporomandibular joints (TMJs). It can also be confusing, owing to imprecise terminology and philosophies of occlusion.

Computer-aided, template-guided immediate implant placement and loading in the mandible

June 30, 2020

Computer-aided implantology (CAI) was introduced more than 25 years ago with the aim of facilitating implant planning and avoiding intra-operative complications such as mandibular nerve damage, sinus perforation, fenestration and dehiscence. Based on a computed tomography (CT) scan and a digitised tooth set-up, the prosthetically ideal implant positions can be planned virtually with the help of guided surgery software, allowing for 3D visualisation prior to implant surgery.

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