September 7, 2021
Implant prosthetics and dental prosthetics differ considerably, with the absence of periodontal ligament in the implant/prosthesis complex. This situation causes mechanical problems to the implants, especially to the implant prosthetic material, due the lack of stress absorption resulting from the normal impact during chewing.1,2 Among the problems we face in daily practice is the unscrewing and fracturing of veneering material of the implant crown and fracturing of implant/abutment components.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
January 17, 2021
Part 1 – More room for creativity due to extended IPS e.max Press MT range