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The tedious task of fabricating full dentures can now be avoided thanks to the astounding developments in digital technology. With streamlined workflows, clinicians and lab technicians can work more efficiently and effectively – benefitting the patient the most.By Denturist Eric KukuckaA fully edentulous male patient was in need of...
SYMPRO is a compact denture cleaning unit from Renfert especially suitable for cleaning removable dental restorations, orthodontic appliances, and splints. Dr Christopher Tuxford shares his experience in using the system and how he integrated it into his daily practice.By Dr Christopher TuxfordFirst impressionsTrade Exhibition Stuttgart: Full aisles, lots of...
There is no way around it: the future of orthodontics is inevitably digital. With cutting-edge digital solutions for digital impressions, treatment planning, design, and 3D printing, what was once prohibitively expensive is now accessible, transforming thousands of orthodontic practices worldwide.As CAD/CAM technology continues to replace traditional workflows and become...
Thanks to validated Ceramill workflow, precisely fitting 3D-printed full dentures is now possible.Amann Girrbach has successfully developed and marketed innovations for digital dentures over the years. With the addition of 3D printing capabilities, the Ceramill Full Denture System offers the broadest range of digital denture fabrication options in the...
3D printing of dental restorations addresses the increasing patients’ needs for more efficient treatment solutions. Thus, this paper presents a step-by-step overview of creating inlay restorations using an indirect CAD/CAM process, achieving an economical solution without compromising the aesthetic results.By Dr Édouard Lanoiselée in collaboration with Argoat Prothèse DentaireDigital...
IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime is redefining all-ceramics. But what makes this product so special? Master Dental Technician Vincent Fehmer talks about the material and what makes it distinctive from other zirconia materials in routine laboratory work.Vincent Fehmer, MDT, has been working at the Clinic for Fixed Prosthodontics and Biomaterials at the University...
While the use of hybrid materials has recently gained popularity in fabricating indirect restorations, polishing such material pushes conventional polishing agents to their limits. For this reason, a technical and scientific analysis depicts how Renfert Polish hybrid materials addresses this concern to achieve fast, economical polishing with optimal outcomes.By...
A fully digital workflow boosts accuracy, flexibility and efficiency. But how does a 3D printer contribute to making this possible? The following clinical case discusses the role of a 3D printer in a digital workflow.By Simone FediA fully digital workflow has been the subject of discussion and debate within...
Modern CAD/CAM milling and grinding machines require a stable supply of compressed air to function optimally. The following tackles a solution to achieve consistent, high-quality compressed air in a dental facility.A dental facility cannot operate without a dependable supply of compressed air. Whether it be a simple handheld air...
Despite the advent of digital processes, analogue press ceramics remain an economical method of fabricating dental restorations today. With VITA AMBRIA, the new generation of press ceramic, Mr Ömer Gençtürk (Turkey) successfully constructed a cosmetic veneer restoration for four upper incisors of a young patient in combination with veneering...