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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...
Despite the long-term success of CAD/CAM, many dental laboratories still use wax for modelling, investment, burning out and pressing in the manufacture of all-ceramic dentures. That is the reality of the situation.Master Dental Technician Jürgen Freitag from Bad Homburg, Germany, has already used the new VITA AMBRIA press ceramic...
By DMT David MayMany patients desire fixed implant prosthetic solutions that calls on the creativity of the dental technician in terms of the type of restoration and its cost, which must not be exorbitant. In this article, DMT David May, presents a concept for generating CAD/CAM-guided implant-supported dentures that...
By Dr Theodoros TasopoulosBACKGROUNDMany denture wearers who require replacement dentures may have been wearing the same set for a long time. For that reason, especially for the elderly, adapting and controlling a new set of dentures may pose a diffi culty, as they can diff er in shape from...
By Kimara K. AckerleyEstablished in 1973, Protec Dental Laboratories Ltd in Vancouver, British Columbia (BC), has grown to become one of Canada’s largest full-service dental labs.Protec takes great pride in its Canadian heritage while embracing a diverse team of employees from every corner of the world. It is a...
Preserving tooth structure is paramount in cosmetic reconstruction. In these cases, dentists usually restore the teeth with highly individualised, hand-layered veneers. Hence, dental technicians face the challenge of precisely reproducing the natural play of colours and light on a limited space.The procedure requires veneering ceramics with high luminosity which...
Innovative products are the foundation of DenMat’s existence. In 1974, Dr Robert Ibsen founded DenMat when hewas unable to find adequate dental materials and products to use in his dental practice. His quest for the perfect materials, and the request of other dentists to use them, led to the...