January 12, 2021
Bioactive direct composite resin materials like the next generation high strength injectables and low shrinkage packable composites, when used with advanced matrix systems, provide clinicians with an opportunity to adopt a minimally invasive patient-centric treatment approach while preserving sound tooth structure. Material selection is an important step in treatment planning for posterior restorations. The use of bioactive composites under strict isolation with rubber dam helps to achieve aesthetics and function with long-term clinical success while minimising the risk of secondary caries.
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 28, 2020
Patient: 55-year-old patient with an insufficiently restored dentition and a reduced vertical Dimension of occlusion.
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.
March 2, 2020
Invisalign treatment with mandibular advancement is an efficient method for correcting Class II malocclusion in growing teens with patients reporting comfort and satisfaction during the treatment. This approach uses precision wings incorporated into the upper and lower aligners to engage the mandible in an advanced edge-to-edge position while the anterior teeth are being aligned. This reduces the use of interarch elastics, and differentiates the practice by offering another Class II solution besides wires/ brackets and functional appliances like the Herbst appliance. The simultaneous correction of the bite along with dental alignment results in greater efficiency compared to treating the bite relationship and the dental alignment sequentially.