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A Route to Esthetics Aspects of an All-ceramic Anterior Restoration-
Article Date: May 01, 2013 Vol 12, No 5
Dr. Sergey Chikunov, Oliver Brix, MDT

A detailed analysis of the preoperative situation, a systematic interdisciplinary approach and suitable materials enable us to create restorations in harmony with the surrounding natural dentition.

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New aesthetic dimensions in large implant restorations - Part 1
Article Date: Apr 01, 2013 Vol 12, No 4
Aldo Zilio

One of the recurring themes, dominant, and not yet fully focused in our sector is the construction of large implant restorations, whether they are coated in resin or ceramic. For some years now in fact, the progress made in materials and regenerative techniques makes it possible to place implants where it would once have been impossible.
Thanks to this clinical acceleration, in the laboratory we often find ourselves having to resolve cases that are very complex to manage, both for the complexity of the design and for the technical difficulties in place to generate specific responses. There has been much debate about which was the best material for building these structures.

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Observe, Plan, Create-Part 2
Article Date: Apr 01, 2013 Vol 12, No 4
Franco Pozzi and Ateicos Quintavalla

Case two: Veneers 12-11-21-22 on refractory model. VM13 ceramic

The patient had clearly expressed his wish to close the interdental gaps and improve the aesthetic appearance (shape and shade).

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Knowledge/Reconstruction of Artificial Ears–Part 4
Article Date: Apr 01, 2013 Vol 12, No 4
Werner Hans Roschmann

Cleaning of the facial defect
The bandage removal, which has to be done very cautiously and carefully, allows us to visually check the defect. Here one must ensure that all absorbable haemostatic material is carefully removed from the defect area with sterilized tweezers. Ointment residue and eschar, especially around implant abutments, are easily dissolvable
with antiseptic fluid or an application of corn oil.
It promotes the gentle removal of any crust deposits. Follow the above with an examination of the defect area for inflammation and possible visible wound infection along with checking implants and abutments for stability.

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Observe, Plan, Create
Article Date: Mar 18, 2013 Vol 12, No 3
Franco Pozzi

Cameras can see very far, that's why they can help us catch details that that would normally escape the naked eye. How many times have we caught details in a photograph that we had not noticed before? We consider a camera almost as an objective, impartial, and external “third eye” (Fig. 1).
Observing the images of our artefacts on the model and on-site stimulates our critical sense and trains the eye to notice details and search for a balance between prosthetics and aesthetics.
Therefore, photography and documentary techniques become crucial. Modern digital technology allows  documenting our cases throughout every stage of the process. This is where our pathway: “observe, plan, create” stems from.

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A Simple Exploration with e.max Materials for the Fabrication of Minimal Prep Veneers
Article Date: Mar 18, 2013 Vol 12, No 3
Jessica Birrell CDT

This article is an exploration with e.max Opal 1 ingot, e.max Value 3 ingot, and e.max ceram refractory veneers for a comparison in translucency, opacity and final aesthetics. The main purpose of this experiment was to test characteristics of these materials and determine when layering is necessary to mask underlying prep contours.

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The challenge of anterior tooth reconstruction: Just like “real teeth”
Article Date: Mar 18, 2013 Vol 12, No 3
Jürgen Freitag

Creating a single anterior tooth crown and adapting it perfectly to the existing natural teeth is a challenge for any dental technician regardless of how often this task is performed. This example case involves the overlayering of a zirconium coping with Vita VM9, with the aim of approximating the natural tooth as accurately as possible in terms of shape, shade and surface structure.

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Solving the Unfortunate Problem of Missing Laterals
Article Date: Jan 15, 2013 Vol 12, No 1
Luke S. Kahng, CDT

The 25 year old female patient was not only missing her permanent laterals but her primary teeth as well. She was extremely shy and selfconscious in social situations because of her appearance and seldom smiled.

At the age of 8 she was given a palate expander and, later full orthodontics twice. The orthodontist attached false teeth to the wires, but they did not match in color or size. Her excess tissue had to be trimmed on several occasions. The brackets on the braces caused staining on her teeth which made her very selfconscious. At the age of 19, in 2006, implants were surgically placed and tissue re-contouring was performed four times. Infection occurred on the tooth number 7 implant which led to more delays.

Finally, in April of 2011, anterior restorations were to be placed. This was what the patient had been anticipating for many years. After all the suffering with social embarrassment, she was
more than ready to move forward and complete her smile.

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Aesthetics of a Single Central-Incisor with Soft Tissue Management-Part2
Article Date: Nov 01, 2012 Vol 11, No 9
Yugo Hatai, MDT

Case Study 2 presents a cement-retained implant restoration with a Lava NeoLink Zirconia abutment5 topped with an e.max crown. Figure 26 shows the case prior to preparation. Due to the failure of the root on 21, extraction was necessary and an implant was placed (Fig. 27).
The patient had a high lip-line and high expectations for the outcome. Both the clinician and the patient were based in Melbourne. With the author (in his role as the ceramist) in Sydney, clear and detailed communication
between the patient, clinician, and ceramist was critical in the success of the case. The colour matching was achieved, even without seeing the patient, by using digital photographs taken by the clinician.

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How to get a predictableaesthetic result with metal-free materials
Article Date: Nov 01, 2012 Vol 11, No 9
Michele Temperani, Francesco Argentino

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My Pineal Gland, Our Children's and Fluoridation of Water Supplies
Article Date: Nov 01, 2012 Vol 11, No 9
Lawrence I. Gaum, DDS, FADSA, FICD

There are several studies that have been done on the effects of fluoride and its massive accumulation in the Pineal gland. As we know, the Pineal gland is a very important anatomical part of the animal body and is responsible for the production of serotonin and melatonin. It also regulates the maturation cycles in young males and females. Recent studies have shown that the age of maturation in human females is increasing and they are becoming adults so to speak, at a very young age. This observation alone has the anti-fluoridationists up in arms once again. Fluoride to this angry group is a poison and a pollutant. If fluoride can effect maturation cycles in the Pineal gland, what else can it do that is of a detrimental nature.

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Easy Aesthetics: Having Fun with Feldspar Ceramics
Article Date: Nov 01, 2012 Vol 11, No 9
Boris Y. Kovachev

Nowadays every laboratory, with a differentiated list of services, needs a reliable and economic porcelain material for both basic and advanced level of PfM aesthetics. In light of the current financial state around the
world this necessity becomes even more pressing, raising demand for an easily affordable ceramic powder. It goes without saying that I myself was until recently on the hunt for just such a material. For it to serve my purposes the ceramic had to not only meet certain price criteria, but it also had to be very reliable and quite forgiving. After all, the last thing a dental technician wants is to invest more time in correcting defects or remaking his/her cheapest crowns. Over the years I’ve worked with a variety of hi-end porcelain fused-to-metal systems and have consistently provided my clinical clients with a steadily increasing level of natural aesthetic results. And every time I tried to incorporate a lower price crown and bridge service in my assortment I was
faced with the same problem:

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