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Platelets Rich Fibrin (Prf)–horizontal reconstruction of atrophic alveolar ridges, myth or reality?

February 16, 2020

Bone resorption following tooth loss is considered an obstacle for dental implant placement in desired positions, requiring bone augmentation procedures. Many techniques have been described to reconstruct horizontal alveolar ridge defects.

Smile rejuvenation with Biosmart restoratives

January 21, 2020

Dentists today are spoilt for choice with a variety of direct and indirect treatment options for aesthetic restorations in the anterior zone.

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Midline diastema closure using the front wing technique

January 12, 2020

A 35-year-old female patient expressed a desire to optimize existing composite restorations on her maxillary central incisors, which had been placed 15 years previously to close her diastema. Then, a silicone key had been used for guidance. No tooth preparation was carried out, as the composite was bonded to the tooth structure.

Moderate to severe Class II malocclusion using Invisalign® treatment with mandibular advancement

December 27, 2019

Minimizing the use of elastics in Class II treatments not only addresses a patient compliance concern, it also addresses a treatment efficiency concern. The vertical force component of Class II elastics tends to extrude teeth, which redirects mandibular growth in a vertical direction and makes the A-P correction less efficient. Avoiding clockwise rotation of the mandible (i.e., downward and backward) helps to keep mandibular growth along a horizontal trajectory in order to maximize the sagittal change.

Preoperative digital planning

December 17, 2019

RAW workflow: A professional’s approach to planning monolithic restorations on single-tooth implants

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Solving aesthetic issues in the anterior region with composite – Clinical Case

December 4, 2019

A 50-year-old male patient presented for professional tooth cleaning. He had deep erosive lesions affecting the vestibular aspects of his maxillary central incisors, which he did not consider an issue. Nevertheless, the team informed him about the options to improve the aesthetics and protect the remaining tooth structure.

The new frontier restorative dentistry

November 26, 2019

Federico Ferraris Adhesthetics Theca Kit

Precisely controlling shade saturation with VITA AKZENT Plus CHROMA STAINS

November 25, 2019

In the case of reconstructions that have an intermediate shade in whole or in part, near-natural reproduction of the tooth shade is typically demanding. The chroma of the restoration must be adjusted selectively or completely to consistently match the tooth shade. With the new VITA AKZENT Plus CHROMA STAINS (VITA Zahnfabrik, Bad Säckingen, Germany), the shade saturation of ceramic restorations can be controlled in a targeted manner. Dental Technician Renato Carretti (Zurich, Switzerland) uses an anterior crown to show how the shade effect can be systematically influenced with the new stains.

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