A nouveau collagen scaffold to simplify lateral augmentation of deficient ridges between natural teeth
This report proposes the use of a collagen scaffold as a core material for guided bone regeneration in the case of a missing tooth between two existing teeth, when there is sufficient bone to place an implant but a horizontal defect is present in the crestal ridge. The tested question is whether a thick, reinforced, resorbable collagen scaffold (Ossix Volumax) can provide a stable basis for restoring the lost volume of a deficient ridge. The regeneration procedure presented with the collagen scaffold resulted in restoration of the lost tissue volume and a favorable lifelike emergence profile for the implant-supported crown...
Source: Quintessence International - June 11, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Safety profile of phentolamine mesylate as reversal agent of pulpal and soft tissue dental anesthesia: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Conclusion: There were no severe complications reported in any of the included studies, but the occurrence of adverse events (mild and moderate) was greater in the phentolamine mesylate group compared to the control group. Age has a significant effect on the possibility of adverse events with phentolamine mesylate. (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - June 11, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Graftless sinus floor augmentation with an internal-port implant: long-term experience
Conclusions: The port and screw implant system may allow maxillary sinus augmentation without grafting or bony substitute. This can simplify relatively major surgery, such as a sinus augmentation procedure, to a less invasive procedure and potentially reduce the risk of complications. (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - June 11, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Regenerative bone potential after sinus floor elevation using various bone graft materials: a systematic review
Conclusions: The present systemic review demonstrated that autologous bone has the best regenerative potential for sinus floor elevation. Combining autologous bone with bone substitutes leads to more matured newly formed bone and better bone graft osseointegration. PRP/plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF) combined together with bone graft materials enhances bone formation and vascularization. It might also reduce inflammation and decrease the risk of complications. (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - June 11, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

The effect of ketorolac buccal infiltration on postoperative endodontic pain: a prospective, double-blind, randomized, controlled clinical trial
Akhlaghi, Nahid / Azarshab, Mahsa / Akhoundi, Nasrin / Meraji, NaghmehPage 540 - 546Objectives: The aim of the present double-blind, randomized, controlled clinical trial was to evaluate the effect of ketorolac buccal infiltration of on postendodontic pain of patients with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis in mandibular first/second molars.Method and materials: Sixty patients meeting the inclusion criteria were evaluated. After receiving a standard inferior alveolar nerve block (IANB) followed by a buccal infiltration injection with lidocaine, half of the participants randomly received a supplemental buccal infiltration of...
Source: Quintessence International - June 11, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

3D printed coping for intraoral evaluation: a clinical report
Jurado, Carlos A. / Tsujimoto, Akimasa / Tanaka, Kenko / Watanabe, Hidehiko / Fischer, Nicholas G. / Barkmeier, Wayne W. / Takamizawa, Toshiki / Latta, Mark A. / Miyazaki, MasashiPage 534 - 538The clinical report describes a three-dimensional (3D) printed coping for intraoral evaluation before milling final anterior restorations. The use of printed copings allows restorations for complex and esthetically important restorations to be thoroughly tested at relatively low cost without introducing large delays into the fabrication process. (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - June 11, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

A randomized controlled clinical trial of glass carbomer restorations in Class II cavities in primary molars: 12-month results
El-Housseiny, Azza A. / Alamoudi, Najlaa M. / Nouri, Sumaya / Felemban, OsamaPage 522 - 532Objective: To evaluate the clinical performance of Glass Carbomer (GC) (GCP Dental) in restoring Class II cavities in primary molars in comparison with resin-modified glass-ionomer cement (RMGIC) and composite resin (CR) restorations.Method and materials: Healthy children aged between 4 and 8 years with a proximal lesion in at least one primary molar were recruited from the Pediatric Dental Clinics. A sample of 162 molars was randomly assigned to one of the following restoration types: GC, RMGIC, and CR. The restorations were evaluat...
Source: Quintessence International - June 11, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Zirconia and its novel compositions: What do clinicians need to know?
G üth, Jan-Frederik / Stawarczyk, Bogna / Edelhoff, Daniel / Liebermann, AnjaPage 512 - 520For several years, there has been a clear trend in the dental market towards monolithic tooth-colored restorations. In this context, further developments, particularly in the field of zirconia ceramics, have led to considerable improvement in the materials' optical properties. Modern zirconia materials can be divided into several cohorts, differing from each other with respect to their optical and mechanical properties. The knowledge about indications and limitations of each zirconia cohort is essential for a correct clinical ap...
Source: Quintessence International - June 11, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Editorial: Complete dentures
Karl, MatthiasPage 509 - 509 (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - June 11, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Decision criteria influencing the therapeutic approach to invasive cervical resorption: a case series
This article is based on four clinical cases. It aims to provide specific clinical and radiologic features that should be considered in order to take the most appropriate decision, when choosing between the internal and the external approaches. It is proposed to base the therapeutic strategy on the accessibility and the size of the portal of entry of the lesion. When the entry point is wide, its extension along the root must also be taken into account. Other important parameters are the circumferential and vertical extents of the lesion in the radicular dentin. Although it is not a determining factor, the pulpal involvemen...
Source: Quintessence International - May 20, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

"Teflon tape technique": synergy between isolation and lucidity
Schuh, Paul Leonard / Wachtel, Hannes / Bolz, Wolfgang / Maischberger, Christian / Schenk, Andreas / K ühn, MathiasPage 488 - 493The aim of this article is to introduce and illustrate the "Teflon tape technique," which provides good lucidity in combination with excellent isolation of the working field. It is intended to serve as a supplement to the gold standard rubber dam for the adhesive working dental practitioner. Primarily, the Teflon tape technique (Teflon is a registered trademark, and not affiliated with Teflon tape) is particularly suitable for the adhesive cementation of restorations with very thin...
Source: Quintessence International - May 20, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Florid hypercementosis synchronous with periodontitis: a case report
Brooks, John K. / Ghita, Ioana / Vallee, Evan M. / Charles-Marcel, Adrien L. / Price, Jeffery B.Page 478 - 485Excessive cementum formation, referred to as hypercementosis (HC), is an uncommon nonneoplastic process that principally occurs with permanent teeth. Widespread tooth involvement has been confined mostly to Paget disease of bone. Only a limited number of reports of HC coincident with periodontitis has appeared in the literature. The aim of this article is to present the clinical, radiographic, and histopathologic findings of a 44-year-old female with moderate to severe periodontitis synchronous with 22 HC-affected ...
Source: Quintessence International - May 20, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Contiguity between the mandibular canal and the mandibular third molar in panoramic tomography compared with cone beam computed tomography: a topographic analysis
Conclusions: Preoperative CBCT may be helpful in Class II cases for verification of the topographic relationship between the mandibular canal and mandibular third molars. (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - May 20, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Surgical treatment of unilateral severe overeruption and opposing alveolar atrophy
This article presents a posterior segmental osteotomy in the maxilla and a simultaneous sandwich procedure in the mandible utilizing the bone graft removed from the maxilla. The results showed good functional and esthetic outcomes. This method preserves the native teeth. It also utilizes an autogenous bone graft that is harvested regardless of the interpositional graft and spares a second surgical site. In addition, it allows for a one-stage procedure which enables for both treatment of the overeruption and augmentation of the opposing arch. (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - May 20, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Removal of composite-bonded trauma splints using the Fluorescence-aided Identification Technique (FIT)
This article will explain the individual steps of a rapid and minimally invasive splint removal, using the so-called Fluorescence- aided Identification Technique. (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - May 20, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Twelve-year longitudinal clinical evaluation of bonded indirect composite resin inlays
Conclusions: Adhesively bonded indirect composite resin inlays showed acceptable long-term clinical results in terms of function, but surface and margin characteristics changed over time. (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - May 20, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Adjunctive use of InGaAsP and Er,Cr:YSGG lasers in nonsurgical periodontal therapy: a randomized controlled clinical study
Ciurescu, Codruta Elena / Cosgarea, Raluca / Ciurescu, Daniel / Gheorghiu, Anca / Popa, Daniela / Franzen, Rene / Arweiler, Nicole B. / Sculean, Anton / Gutknecht, NorbertPage 436 - 447Objective: To evaluate clinically and microbiologically the outcomes following the combined application of InGaAsP diode laser and Er,Cr:YSGG laser for nonsurgical treatment of chronic periodontitis (ChP).Method and materials: Forty-two patients (age 45.31 ± 9.78 years, 22 female, 23 smokers) with ChP were randomly treated with subgingival debridement (SD) by means of ultrasonic and hand instruments (control group, n = 21) or with InG...
Source: Quintessence International - May 20, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Salivary free hemoglobin and lactate dehydrogenase as biomarkers for periodontal disease in smokers
Mohanty, Pragyan / Gujjari, Sheela Kumar / Nakum, Chirag G.Page 428 - 434Objective: The purpose of the present study was to compare levels of the biomarkers lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and free hemoglobin in the saliva of different groups of smokers for early diagnosis of periodontitis and their clinical relevance for use as a screening tool.Method and materials: Eighty cigarette smokers were divided into light ( (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - May 20, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Guest Editorial: What can dentists learn from pilots?
Renouard, FranckPage 425 - 426 (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - May 20, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Molar incisor hypomineralization: supplementary, restorative, orthodontic, and esthetic long-term treatment
Conclusion: An 8-year follow-up period is necessary in most moderate/severe MIH cases involving orthodontics and bleaching. (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - April 6, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Dental products and evidence-based dentistry
Markowitz, Kenneth / Roberts, Elizabeth / Strickland, MaxinePage 402 - 411Dentists make frequent product recommendations to their patients. Many dental products are intended to exert a therapeutic action such as caries prevention or desensitization. The purpose of this article is to highlight the contributions the principles of evidence-based dentistry (EBD) can make in guiding therapeutic product recommendations. Dental practitioners are exposed to product claims in advertising and in the professional literature. All studies are not equivalent in making treatment decisions. Although useful for screening active ingredients...
Source: Quintessence International - April 6, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

The association between dyslipidemia, oral health behavior, and periodontal disease: The Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
Conclusions: Better HDL-C level in all age groups, management of LDL-C level, tooth-brushing at least twice a day, and additional use of interdental hygiene products in the over-40 age group were associated with better oral health. Thus, public and oral health professionals should emphasize the relationship according to age group during health care education and share relevant information. (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - April 6, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Reliability of clinical techniques for evaluating alveolar bone quality and primary implant stability
Karl, Matthias / Buder, Thomas / Krafft, Tim / Grobecker-Karl, TanjaPage 388 - 393Objective: A novel device for intraoperative compressive testing of alveolar bone during implant surgery has been introduced. It was the goal of this study to compare the performance of this device with traditional methods used for determining alveolar bone quality and primary implant stability.Method and materials: Implant surgery in human cadaver bone was performed by two implantologists differing in experience. Bone quality was rated radiographically, based on tactile sensation during drilling and using intraoperative compressive tests. Im...
Source: Quintessence International - April 6, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Effectiveness of surface texture simulation of fixed dental prostheses by curvature analysis
Conclusions: Curvature analysis helps manufacture the surface texture accurately with enhanced efficiency, improving esthetics and reducing operation time and material waste. (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - April 6, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Nonsurgical periodontal therapy based on the principles of cause-related therapy: rationale and case series
Kwon, TaeHyun / Salem, Daliah M. / Levin, LiranPage 370 - 376Cause-related therapy is key in the management and resolution of the two most common oral diseases: dental caries and periodontal disease. This is the first phase of treatment for those diseases. The aim is to remove, reduce, or eliminate the main causes of the disease. When referring to caries and periodontal disease, the primary etiology is bacterial plaque so the cause-related therapy phase should include plaque control as a major component. This can be achieved by constantly and continuously educating patients about the pathophysiology of the diseases and by ...
Source: Quintessence International - April 6, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Root canal preparation using S5, Mtwo, and ProTaper Universal nickel-titanium systems: a comparative ex-vivo study
Baxter, Steffi / Beck, Friederike / H ülsmann, MichaelPage 358 - 368Objectives: To examine various parameters of root canal preparation using three rotary nickel-titanium systems (S5, Mtwo, and ProTaper Universal [PTU]).Method and Materials: One hundred and twenty curved root canals were prepared to size 30. The following parameters were evaluated: straightening, changes of root canal cross-section, safety issues, cleanliness of canal walls, and working time. Statistical analysis was performed with the Kruskal-Wallis test, Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney test, and analysis of variance (P (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - April 6, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Biomechanical behavior of maxillary premolars with conservative and traditional endodontic cavities
Conclusions: Regardless of the cavity design, conservative endodontic cavities that preserve marginal ridge integrity did not affect the resistance to fracture, failure mode, or stress distribution in maxillary premolars restored with composite resin. Endodontically treated teeth displayed biomechanical behavior similar to sound teeth. (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - April 6, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Influence of the yttrium content on the fracture strength of monolithic zirconia crowns after artificial aging
Conclusions: Increasing the content of yttrium oxide in attempt to improve the optical properties can reduce the mechanical properties after aging of the ceramic as shown in this study. However, even the more translucent 5Y-TZP showed very high fracture resistance, which exceeded 3,000 N. Based on the results of this study, care should be taken when using zirconia with high content of yttrium oxide in areas or situations with high stresses. (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - April 6, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Editorial: The unexpected role of dental practitioners in the prevention of hip fractures and related deaths
Zadik, YehudaPage 341 - 342 (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - April 6, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Biomimetic implant restoration made of human enamel and CAD/CAM block: a short report
Mandelli, Federico / Ghensi, Paolo / Traini, ToninoPage 330 - 333This short report describes a clinical case in which an implant-supported crown was made using an extracted natural tooth as the outer shell. The same tooth had been previously relined for immediate loading without occlusal contacts. Using digital software, a composite resin mesostructure was fabricated in order to place the crown in the correct occlusal position, and the natural crown was ground using a computer-controlled milling machine to perfectly fit on the mesostructure. (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - March 19, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Comparison of two desensitizing agents for decreasing dentin hypersensitivity following periodontal surgeries: a randomized clinical trial
Conclusions: This clinical trial showed all interventions were more effective than the placebo in decreasing DH. The tested propolis extracts were equally effective irrespective of their concentration. Application of Single Bond Universal had a fast relieving effect on DH. Propolis extracts and dentin bonding agent were equally effective in relieving DH in the long term.Clinical relevance: DH following periodontal surgery causes patient discomfort and hinders everyday activities. Propolis is a natural desensitizing agent with antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, healing effects, and cariostatic activity. It also...
Source: Quintessence International - March 19, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Cystic lesion caused by latex material
Kim, Hee-Jin / Min, Kyung-SanPage 316 - 318Treatment of a maxillary second premolar with an associated cystic lesion through conventional endodontic therapy combined with decompression and cyst enucleation is reported. Although cystic lesions frequently heal simply with endodontic therapy, refractory large lesions after nonsurgical endodontic treatment may require additional diagnosis and treatment. In this case, conventional root canal treatment resulted in incomplete healing and required further surgery. Following cyst enucleation with biopsy of the lesion and apical surgery on the tooth, the cause of the refractory lesi...
Source: Quintessence International - March 19, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Orthodontic extraction space closure with and without socket preservation: a comparative case analysis
Zere, Edlira / Einy, Shmuel / Asbi, Thabet / Aizenbud, Yuval / Gutmacher, Zvi / Katzhandler, Eyal / Aizenbud, DrorPage 306 - 314Preorthodontic socket preservation after tooth extraction is intended to enhance favorable dentoalveolar ridge morphology and architecture, and facilitate orthodontic tooth movement (OTM) and extraction space closure. This 13-year-old skeletal Class II case presents a unique opportunity to evaluate and compare the OTM extraction space closure by means of a split-mouth analysis in a single patient. The comprehensive orthodontic-periodontal treatment included nonsimultaneous extraction of the bilate...
Source: Quintessence International - March 19, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Noninvasive interdisciplinary treatment of a dischromic partially worn dentition
This article describes the interdisciplinary team approach (orthodontist, dental technician, prosthodontist) for the treatment of a patient showing attrition of the mandibular incisors in a deep bite relationship, contraction of the posterior sextants of both arches, diastemas in the anterior region of the maxilla, and highly dischromic teeth. The gingival tissue levels and the tooth malposition were corrected by orthodontic therapy, the abraded and the healthy dischromic teeth were restored with 20 additional veneers (the molars were the only teeth not involved in the restorative phase); tooth structure, tooth vitality, a...
Source: Quintessence International - March 19, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

All-on-four rehabilitation using photogrammetric impression technique
S ánchez-Monescillo, Andrés / Hernanz-Martín, Jaime / González-Serrano, Carlos / González-Serrano, José / Duarte Jr, SillasPage 288 - 293Conventional implant impression techniques may introduce distortions in the framework that can lead to a lack of accuracy of the prostheses. Misfit between the restoration and the implants facilitates the occurrence of biomechanical failures and prostheses complications due to inadequate stress dissipation. Digital impressions present an alternative to eliminate procedural distortions by improving the fit between the restoration and the implants. ...
Source: Quintessence International - March 19, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Acellular dermal matrix allograft versus autogenous connective tissue grafts for thickening soft tissue and covering multiple gingival recessions: a 5-year preference clinical study
Conclusions: Regarding the long-term results, ADMA could be an alternative treatment option to thicken soft tissue and to cover multiple gingival recessions. If the gain of keratinized mucosa width is considered as a main goal, CTG may have a slight advantage over ADMA. (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - March 19, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Acupuncture reduces the postoperative pain in teeth with symptomatic apical periodontitis: a preliminary randomized placebo-controlled prospective clinical trial
Arslan, Hakan / Ahmed, Hany Mohamed Aly / Y ıldız, Ezgi Doğanay / Gündoğdu, Eyup Candaş / Seçkin, Fatih / Arslan, SümeyyePage 270 - 277Objective: Endodontic treatment generally results in a wide range of postoperative pain intensity. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of preoperative acupuncture on postoperative pain in molar teeth with symptomatic apical periodontitis.Method and Materials: Thirty patients having symptomatic apical periodontitis with a preoperative and percussion pain of visual analog scale (VAS) more than 60 were included in this study. The patients were randomly dis...
Source: Quintessence International - March 19, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Metal-free implant-supported single-tooth restorations. Part II: Hybrid abutment crowns and material selection
Edelhoff, Daniel / Schweiger, Josef / Prandtner, Otto / Stimmelmayr, Michael / G üth, Jan-FrederikPage 260 - 269In many areas of restorative dentistry, metal-free materials offer an alternative to metal-based restorations while ensuring high levels of biocompatibility and esthetics. Rapidly evolving CAD/CAM technology has significantly expanded the range of materials available, providing access to materials classes and their combinations not previously available within conventional manufacturing, such as zirconia ceramics and hybrid ceramics. In addition, digital methods offer previously unavailable options in diagnos...
Source: Quintessence International - March 19, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Editorial: Generation Y dental students' education: real-time and interactive
Berlin-Broner, Yuli / Levin, LiranPage 257 - 258 (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - March 19, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Occupational noise-induced hearing loss among dental professionals
Conclusions: Positive correlation was found between years of experience and reduced hearing capacity among dental practitioners. In addition, males had a significantly higher median count of severely affected hearing frequencies compared to females. Online pure tone audiometric testing is an easy, cost-effective tool that can be used to self-assess the hearing capacity of dental professionals, and it is recommended to perform this test annually. (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - February 15, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Influence of gingival retraction paste versus cord on periodontal health: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Conclusions: Gingival retraction paste can work better than the gingival retraction cord method in protecting periodontal tissue health. (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - February 15, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Branching patterns of the inferior alveolar canal in a Thai population: a novel classification using cone beam computed tomography
Conclusion: IAC branches with four branching patterns in the premolar and molar areas are not rare and could be detected by CBCT. Clinicians should be aware of these branches during surgical procedures concerning the posterior mandible. (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - February 15, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Influence of dialysis therapies on oral health: a pilot study
Conclusion: HD presented a more adverse impact on oral health than PD, particularly periodontal disease and oral Candida colonization; however, this impact on oral health appears to be reduced or ameliorated when patients change from HD to PD therapy. (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - February 15, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Oral rehabilitation in a patient with sclerotic-phenotype chronic graft versus host disease: a case report
This report presents a full-mouth implant-retained reconstruction in a 35-year-old male patient who had undergone alloHCT for treatment of acute myeloid leukemia and developed sclerotic cGVHD afterwards. Implant-retained prosthetics might be a practicable treatment for patients with these complications. (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - February 15, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

What do patients fear most about having oral surgery?
Conclusions: The results of this study show that patients have fear of pain during and after the procedure as well as of the local anesthetic injection. To maximize patient comfort, how all these factors will be properly managed needs to be discussed preoperatively. (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - February 15, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Computer-aided dynamic navigation: a novel method for guided endodontics
Conclusions: The results of this study demonstrate the potential of using computer-aided dynamic navigation technology in guided endodontics in clinical practice. (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - February 15, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Shaping properties and outcomes of nickel-titanium rotary and reciprocation systems using micro-computed tomography: a systematic review
Conclusions: The use of the same system in rotary or reciprocation motions and reciprocating single file systems have comparable transportation and centering ability. No difference was observed between rotary and reciprocation systems/motions in surface area and volume of the canal changes. Untouched canal walls and accumulation of debris remained controversial. No relationship was found between kinematics of instrumentation and the formation of dentinal cracks. (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - February 15, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Metal-free implant-supported single-tooth restorations. Part I: Abutments and cemented crowns
Edelhoff, Daniel / Schweiger, Josef / Prandtner, Otto / Stimmelmayr, Michael / G üth, Jan-FrederikPage 176 - 184In many areas of restorative dentistry, metal-free materials offer an alternative to metal-based restorations while ensuring high levels of biocompatibility and esthetics. Rapidly evolving CAD/CAM technology has significantly expanded the range of materials available, providing access to materials classes and their combinations not previously available within conventional manufacturing, such as zirconia ceramics and hybrid ceramics. In addition, digital methods offer previously unavailable options in diagnos...
Source: Quintessence International - February 15, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Editorial: When will BB-8 become a dentist?
Karl, MatthiasPage 173 - 174 (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - February 15, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Effects of cigarette smoke and tobacco heating aerosol on color stability of dental enamel, dentin, and composite resin restorations
Conclusion: CS causes significant tooth discoloration and induces color mismatch between dental hard tissues and composite resin restorations. Reducing or eliminating the deposits derived from tobacco combustion could minimize the impact of tobacco products on tooth discoloration. (Source: Quintessence International)
Source: Quintessence International - January 25, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research