April 6, 2021
The aim of this article is to present a case of single-tooth prosthetic restoration in the aesthetic zone step by step. The patient was referred to our clinic with a fractured root of tooth #11 (Fig. 1). The cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) analysis confirmed the fracture and revealed external resorption of the root from the vestibular side (Fig. 2). The tooth had to be extracted, and it was decided to follow immediate implant placement with a temporary aesthetic implant restoration. The immediate implant placement was planned with short-term non-occlusal loading.
April 1, 2021
As the profession of orthodontics evolves, we as orthodontists must continue to create solutions in order to offer a variety of treatment options to our patients. Furthermore, with the current challenges to our profession, we can elevate ourselves and our practices by expanding our possibilities and incorporating new treatment modalities. We must remember as specialists in orthodontics and craniofacial orthopaedics, every treatment plan should consider an orthodontic component, as well as an orthopaedic component, even in the non-growing patient. Remember, the word “orthopaedic” by definition means the correction of deformities of bones or muscles.1
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.