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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.

EdgeFile X7: Beastly bifurcation

February 15, 2021

In this article, I report a case of a 33-year-old patient with irreversible pulpitis and symptomatic periapical periodontitis affecting tooth #26 (Fig. 1). This case was diagnosed and accessed through the crown using diamond burs and then irrigated with sodium hypochlorite.

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Guided applications for partial extraction therapy

February 10, 2021

Dental implants to replace missing teeth have become an integral part of current conventional dentistry. Accepted protocols now include two-stage delayed loading, one-stage delayed loading, immediate loading in a healed receptor site, tilted implant placement, immediate loading in fresh extraction sites, partial extraction therapy (PET), socket shield technique and root membrane concept.

Straumann TLX: Immediate placement and loading in mandibular first molar position with follow-up

February 2, 2021

The following case report describes a successful immediate implant placement in a mandibular first molar position with Straumann TLX and an immediately functional restoration followed up for one year.

Veneer restoration: Calibrated preparation to close diastemas

January 13, 2021

Tooth structure preservation is the best way to avoid more invasive therapies. In young patients especially, more conservative techniques should be applied. Bonded porcelain veneers and even more so direct composite restorations are two therapeutic procedures that require the sacrifice of less dental tissue, finalised to the optimal recovery of aesthetic and functional outcome. Although the two techniques employ different methods and materials, it is possible to achieve correct integration of both techniques by certain technical and procedural measures.

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Compromised maxillary dentition treated with Straumann Pro Arch and a digital workflow

December 28, 2020

Successful immediate implant placement associated with immediate loading remains one of the greatest clinical challenges. In addition to the placement of an implant immediately into the socket, the creation of an immediate screw-retained CAD/CAM temporary restoration is critical for an optimal aesthetic outcome. When using a conventional approach, the procedures require an extensive number of patient appointments and chair time for the dentist and the patient. Fortunately, nowadays digital workflows can be implemented, allowing treatments to be considerably shortened.

Overdenture solutions for today’s economy

November 27, 2020

In today’s economy, we have seen dramatic changes in lifestyle, health and income. Because of this, we have seen patients delay dental treatment until their condition finally becomes very painful. Although patients may want full-mouth dental implant treatment with fixed restorations, this may not always be something that fits into their budget. As dental providers, we need to offer our patients a variety of different treatment options in order to restore their dentition to proper form and function. This article focuses on the steps involved in providing denture and overdenture treatment in addition to extractions, grafting and dental implant placement.

Single-tooth restoration using an all-ceramic implant solution

November 12, 2020

The latest generation of two-piece ceramic implants (zirconia) is considered an alternative treatment option to titanium implants owing to their excellent biological and material properties. Their handling and workflow now meet the requirements of modern implantology. In the following, a clinical case is described to demonstrate the use of a two-piece ceramic implant.

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