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Correction of VDO: Fully digital workflow, integration of dental scanner, DSD and CAD/CAM

September 28, 2019

The digitalisation of the workflow in dentistry has gained ground in recent years owing to the technical advances in regards to intraoral scanning and software programmes. Here, Drs Miguel Stanley, Ana Gomes Paz, Inês Miguel, and Christian Coachman outline a correction of a patient's vertical dimension of occlusion (VDO) that was conducted using a completely digital workflow.

Conventional and immediate loading with final n!ce screw-retained crowns

September 4, 2019

Thanks to the very high accuracy of modern intra-oral scanners, excellent design software and reliable production systems, restoring an implant with a chairside model is now a reliable treatment with numerous advantages for the patient. The same-day solution with final materials produces excellent implant crowns in a chairside environment.

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Torsional resistance of two nickel-titanium rotary instruments: A comparative study

August 19, 2019

This study explores how heat treatment less significantly influences (increasing or decreasing) torsional resistance when compared to the high increase in flexibility and fatigue resistance reported in many published articles. Moreover, torsional fracture occurs extremely rapidly when an instrument’s tip becomes blocked.

Straumann Pro Arch concept with fully guided implant and abutment placement

August 14, 2019

In cases of severe posterior bone atrophy, Straumann Pro Arch is a solution that helps achieve fixed restoration for the patient. Straumann Guided Surgery and the coDiagnostiX planning software (Dental Wings) can produce predictable results in cases of complex bone anatomy or when implants are placed such to obtain planned multi-unit angulation. With CARES Visual (Straumann), we can obtain a precise framework fit on the original components, which is fundamental for the final restoration.

Use of 3D technology in the diagnosis and treatment of endodontic disease

August 14, 2019

In recent years, the technology associated with endodontic therapy has undergone a veritable revolution. For years, intraoral radiographs were used as the basis for diagnosis and for planning root canal therapy, despite the fact that these images did not provide a faithful reproduction of the endodontic anatomy. This created a series of technical problems, which, although they could be partly overcome by the operator’s personal experience, to some extent remained unresolved, especially in the field of diagnosis.

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Predictable guided implant placement for full-mouth reconstruction

August 2, 2019

When a patient presents to your dental practice with questionable and/or non-restorable teeth requiring full-mouth extractions, the greatest concern is whether implants can be placed at the same surgical visit, and, if so, whether the patient will be able to walk out with fixed teeth. Having an implant system in your practice that allows you to load or progressively load, so that these patient demands are met, allows you to position your practice at a whole new level. Of course, certain parameters must be met in order to facilitate this type of treatment. This includes the quality and quantity of bone, the presence of infection, the patient’s health and the skills of the dental provider. Additionally, the selection of the most appropriate materials for the most ideal situation must be met.

Scan perfectly with CEREC Primescan and gain time for what is really important: your patients

July 24, 2019

At a practice in which digital technologies have been prioritised right from the start, new devices are a real pleasure rather than a duty. That’s why Dr Bernhild-Elke Stamnitz, from Langen in Germany, was delighted to be one of the first dentists to be able to use CEREC Prime scan, the new intraoral scanner from Dentsply Sirona, for her daily work. As a CEREC coach, she is very familiar with digital impressioning, but she is convinced from her first experiences with the device that CEREC Primescan represents a great advance in quality.

Comparison of guided and non-guided implant placement accuracy (Part 2)

July 23, 2019

Proper 3D implant positioning is a crucial factor for predictable implant and prosthodontic treatment. Guided osteotomy preparation and placing implants through a guide may contribute to more precise implant placement in accordance with the prosthodontic plan. In the first part of the article (published in CAD/CAM 1/2019), we described the use of 3D imaging in implant treatment planning. This study aims at the comparison of two methods in terms of repeatability and compliance with the treatment plan.

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