September 7, 2021
Implant prosthetics and dental prosthetics differ considerably, with the absence of periodontal ligament in the implant/prosthesis complex. This situation causes mechanical problems to the implants, especially to the implant prosthetic material, due the lack of stress absorption resulting from the normal impact during chewing.1,2 Among the problems we face in daily practice is the unscrewing and fracturing of veneering material of the implant crown and fracturing of implant/abutment components.
June 6, 2021
Direct restorations to date remain the most common type of treatment provided by dentists in routine clinical practice. With the advances in information technology and social media taking centre stage with the selfie culture, there is an increase in oral health awareness leading to a higher demand for smile enhancements with aesthetic restorations.
August 9, 2020
After almost ten years, the leading composite veneering system shines with a new brilliance: the customisable BRILLIANT COMPONEER composite shells have been optimised in terms of gloss stability and colour blending. In the following case report, Dr. Mario Besek explains the advantages of the concept and demonstrates the consequences in practice.
June 14, 2020
"I can`t afford e.max veneers, do you have something more affordable?" is a question often encountered in clinical practice today!
June 9, 2020
Dental technicians routinely produce monolithic crowns and partially veneered mandibular posterior bridges. As a result, they get very excited when something different and highly challenging comes along, such as the individual incisor described in this article. In these situations, efficiency and profitability become secondary. The dental technician just has to take one quick look at the natural adjacent teeth to get the creative juices flowing. As the colour, anatomy and individual details of the teeth are registered, possible outcomes are immediately visualized. The following account is a case in point.
June 2, 2020
Nature has always captivated us with its beauty. Whether it is a landscape, a sunset or the intricate details of a leaf, one marvels at natural aesthetics. The goal of an artist is to copy nature in every medium: painting, sculpture, music, photography. It is easy to see parallels in dentistry. The teeth and soft tissue display details on the macroscopic and microscopic scale that make up all their beauty. Even the smile has characteristics that define what is beautiful and what is not. Like an artist, the dentist and the dental technician use all their combined talents to create lifelike restorations. The secret to imitating nature is in the details of daily practice and hard work.
May 26, 2020
CEREC Primemill, Dentsply Sirona’s new milling machine, has taken chairside dental restorations to the next level. Thanks to its state-of-the- art technology, a wide range of restorations can now be manufactured faster, using a large variety of materials with results that are very precise and particularly easy to achieve. Josef Kunkela, DMD, PhD, an innovative and renowned dentist and founder of the Kunkela Academy in the Czech Republic, has offered chairside restorations in his practice for the past 13 years.
January 21, 2020
Dentists today are spoilt for choice with a variety of direct and indirect treatment options for aesthetic restorations in the anterior zone.