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Clinical Reports

A natural looking and aesthetically pleasing restoration can be achieved using simple technique and complementary materials. Master Dental Technician Marcio Breda describes how beauty can be created with ease on six implants using the highly translucent zirconia VITA YZ HT White and the universal veneering ceramic VITA LUMEX AC.CASE...
By Dr Michael WeißINTRODUCTIONTreating patients with permanent restorations in same-day treatments is now state-of-the art in many dental clinics. Modern 3D printing materials and quicker production times in additive manufacturing allow dentists to offer patients with highly aesthetic and definitive restorations in just one visit. Patients appreciate the time...
By Dr Denzil Albuquerque, MDS and Dr Jojo Kottoor, MDS  INTRODUCTIONRestorative dentistry has been the backbone of treating caries and diseased tooth structure. As in any field, restorative dentistry and protocols have evolved tremendously over the last century. In the conventional approach of extension for prevention, not only is the...
By Dr Botond Simon DMD, Dr George Freedman BSc, DDS, DiplABAD, and János Vág, DMD, PhD, Med HabilINTRODUCTIONMirror-image twin is a unique phenomenon where the features on one identical, or monozygotic, twin’s left side are mirrored on the other twin’s right side. For example, one twin may have a...
With a normal bite, the upper jaw and teeth are sitting slightly in front of the lower jaw. However, when people are described as having a long face or a prominent jaw, they may have a condition called mandibular prognathism which refers to the overdevelopment of the lower jaw.The...
Dr Kevin Ng and Dato' Dr How Kim Chuan discuss the use of photobiomodulation (PBM) device with 42 LED cores producing 650nm wavelength light in shortening treatment time and improving surgical outcome.Maxillary bone resorption after extraction of posterior teeth could cause severe bone loss and greatly reduce bone height...
Dr Francesca Daye See-Santos presents a coronally-advanced flap with subepithelial connective tissue graft to address periodontal attachment loss due to aggressive toothbrushing.A 45-year-old female came to the periodontics department of the University of the East-Manila, complaining about how her maxillary canines appear longer than before. The patient has an...
Dr Denzil Albuquerque and Dr Jojo Kottoor discuss the management and prevention of endodontic perforations to increase the success rate of root canal treatment.Tooth perforation is an artificial communication between the root canal system and the supporting tissues of teeth or to the oral cavity. They can either occur...
To achieve better marginal adaptation to the gingival floor and long-term aesthetic of posterior composite restoration, Dr Christopher Ho presents a novel technique which replaces the lost tooth structure by layering from the periphery towards the centre of the cavity.There has been the emergence of nano-hybrid composite resins that...
A comprehensive treatment approach to address severe midline diastema associated with mesiodens and malocclusion by Dr Emil Angelo Santos.A 10-year-old male patient was referred to our private office (Figs. 1a-c). His chief complaint was the presence of a large midline gap accompanied by an unidentified structure in between the...