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The VITA Multifunctional Teeth (MFT) offers reproducible and reliable rehabilitations for a fair price-performance ratio. This case report demonstrates how efficient and aesthetic results can be created with the copy denture technique using VITA MFT.By Darius NortheyCOPY DENTURE TECHNIQUEThe teeth of the patient’s old and unstable Fig. 1 dentures...
With a team of 16 staff and four treatment rooms, the practice of Dr Kayla Teh focuses on various aspects of dental conservation, prevention and aesthetics. To ensure a high quality of care and meet patient expectations, the practice places importance on a seamless hygiene chain for instrument reprocessing....
Traditionally, customising a titanium mesh for alveolar height augmentation involves a lengthy process of 3D metal printing. This requires extended communication between the surgeon and the designer, and a delivery time of 6-9 weeks. Osteopore’s Digital Surgical Dentistry (DSD) system aims to provide clinicians with the flexibility to customise...
By Dr John Hardie BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC, and Dr George Freedman BSc, DDS, DiplABAD, FIADFE, FAACDINTRODUCTIONFor at least three decades, masks have been compulsory requirements of the uniform worn by dentists and their clinical staff. The impetus for this behaviour might well have been the belief that masks...
Having swapped the dental chair for a seat at the ceramist table in the lab behind-the-scenes, Dr Kelvin Tantono has worn many hats in the dental clinic and with it, the perspective gleaned from these different roles. Hear from Dr Tantono on how communication underpins collaboration between dentists and...
In a mixed analogue-digital workflow, Dr Pierre Dimitrov, Dr Assen Marinov and MDT Boyanka Vladimirova demonstrate how they utilised Cerasmart270 to aesthetically restore three posterior teeth in the lower quadrant, without compromising on longevity.Indirect composite and ceramic restorations are a valid solution in restoring medium to heavily damaged teeth...
The practice of dentistry today is not just repairing cavities or replacing missing teeth with restorations – it became an active part of aesthetic comfort feeling as Mr Alexander Wünsche elaborates.Combined with plastic surgery or other aesthetic treatments, aesthetic dentistry is one of the most impactful tools to help...
An insight into his everyday practice, Michael Wiernek, CEO and founder of Tandprotetikeren Aarhus Laboratory, shares his personal yet holistic view of digital dentures.There is hardly an area of life that has not yet been affected by the far-reaching technical change in recent years: Digitalisation is on everybody’s mind and,...
A smart choice of framework material for full-colour control.By Joachim Maier, MDTDental technicians have waited long for high translucent zirconias like Zolid FX. The natural light transmission enables us to reproduce natural esthetics with a low thickness of ceramics. A prerequisite, however, is the appropriate shade of the tooth...
By Dr Su Yu-Lung and dental technician Shih Tsai-LiehFor some, a gap is a distinctive feature. Others want to close the gap of a pronounced diastema between the two central incisors in their upper jaw for cosmetic and/or phonetic reasons. In such cases, a disease involving the hard tissue...