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Patient-centric treatment with composite Artistry

June 6, 2021

Direct restorations to date remain the most common type of treatment provided by dentists in routine clinical practice. With the advances in information technology and social media taking centre stage with the selfie culture, there is an increase in oral health awareness leading to a higher demand for smile enhancements with aesthetic restorations.

Get back to control – How to deal with bleeding gingiva during restorative procedures

May 20, 2021

Have you ever had a Class V cavity preparation right at the gingival margin ready to be restored, when the gingiva starts bleeding heavily? Several hemostatic agents are supposed to stop bleeding, and they do – but if you even slightly touch the gingiva with your instrument the bleeding starts again. Frustrating, isn’t it? Unless you are extremely careful and very lucky, the restoration may easily be ruined (Fig. 1). At least, your day is ruined.

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Maximizing efficiency using 3M impression products

May 3, 2021

Making an acceptable impression in dentistry requires not only the use of precision impression material but also the use of adjunct materials to help support the accuracy of the final impression. 3M introduced a line of products that are intended to be used together to maximize the efficiency of taking an impression while offering predictability to the clinician.

Direct composite restorations in orthodontic indications

April 24, 2021

In the past, we used to prepare teeth and sacrifice tooth substance to protect our prosthetic work due to the required minimum wall thickness. Today we protect the teeth with additive, adhesive restorations!

Long-term performance of Straumann SLActive implants in compromised health conditions

February 28, 2021

Habitual cigarette-smoking represents a risk factor for the development of peri-implant soft tissue inflammation that may lead to loss of supporting alveolar bone around the implants and implant and, consequently, implant loss . Therefore, dentists should advise the patients to stop smoking before undergoing any dental implant treatment.

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CBCT bone-densitometry for pre-surgical decision-making

January 18, 2021

The high prevalence of tooth-related diseases, a growing geriatric population and a rapidly growing awareness to replace lost teeth by dental implants force dentists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons to cope with promises made by implant manufacturers such as “new teeth in one hour”. While implant manufacturers try to maximise their sales numbers by such marketing strategies, it will always be the practitioner’s full responsibility to treat patients with strictly evidence-based treatment protocols, especially when it comes to the immediate functional loading of dental implants.

Team player: Skilful combination of press and layering technique

January 17, 2021

Part 1 – More room for creativity due to extended IPS e.max Press MT range

Simplified protocol for adjacent Class II direct resin restorations

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.

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