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CAD/CAM Solutions for Minimally Invasive All-Ceramic Rehabilitation of Extended Erosive Lesions
Dental erosion is a global health problem that can lead to significant functional and esthetic impairments of the affected patients. Treatment of sever cases with augmented loss of the vertical dimension of occlusion (VDO) represents a challenge for both the dental team and the patient. CAD/CAM technology was used in the presented case to analyze the inter-occlusal space. The case report documents a practical, digital approach and discusses the advantages related to treatment time, ease of treatment, and predictability.
Updating Classifications of Ceramic Dental Materials
The indications for and composition of today’s dental ceramic materials serve as the basis
for determining the appropriate class of ceramics to use for a given case. By understanding
the classifications, composition, and characteristics of the latest all-ceramic materials,
which are presented in this article in order of most to least conservative, dentists and
laboratory technicians can best determine the ideal material for a given treatment.
Reconstruction of a Single-Tooth Traumatic Defect in the Anterior Maxilla Using the Khoury Bone Plate Graft
Trauma to teeth and the dentoalveolar process may result in a ridge defect that precludes straightforward implant
therapy of the patient. Typically bone and soft tissue augmentation of the area would first be needed to adequately
prepare the tissues for the implant and its restoration..Grafting of the site is substantially more difficult in cases where
the ridge also lacks adequate height, and techniques to recreate a bony envelope to apply guided bone regeneration
may be required. Moreover, defects in the anterior aesthetic zone that require both bone and soft tissue grafting and
a restoration that harmonizes the adjacent pink and white aesthetics may be an even more significant challenge to
the restorative team. Hereafter a case of trauma to an anterior maxillary tooth that saw destruction of the ridge is
presented, with the defect reconstructed to accommodate a functional and aesthetically pleasing implant supported
Loss of Accuracy to Torque Wrenches Due to Clinical Use and Cleaning Procedures: Short Communication
The aim of this study was to investigate the way intensive use and multiple cleanings of torque wrenches may interfere with accuracy over time. Three different brands were tested at baseline and after enduring mechanical testing and cleaning in a thermal disinfector. Torque wrenches were tested at a predetermined value of 30Ncm at given intervals, and true values were registered by means of a digital torque gauge. The spring-style torque wrench produced values that changed significantly after maltiple mechanical and multiple cleaning cycles. However, the differences were small and the measured values from all tested specimens were close to the predetermined value of 30Ncm.
Gingival Biotype Characterization - A Study in a Portuguese Sample
Establishing the diagnosis of a particular clinical situation in the oral cavity must take many characteristics into consideration, with gingival pheno-type being an important one because it is linked to every individual's gingival morphogenic characteristics, including soft tissue appearance, genetic characteristics, and the way the gingiva looks after manipulation.
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