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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.