Root canal shaping with latest generation expanding instruments

Root canal shaping with latest generation expanding instruments

INTRODUCTION

The need to shape a root canal  root canal thoroughly is surely the primary purpose of any proper endodontic treatment.

Only by removing the canal content (whether organic or not) irrigants are able to carry out their action,  allowing the sealer   and the filling materials to seal the endodont.

Root canal shaping with latest generation expanding instruments ultima modifica: 2017-12-04T09:27:01+00:00 da Francesco Bellucci

ADDITIVE dentistry and MODIFIED 3 STEP technique to treat a case of Initial Dental Erosion Using Pressed Lithium Disilicate Ceramic Restorations: A 6 year follow-up case Report

ADDITIVE dentistry and MODIFIED 3 STEP technique to treat a case of Initial Dental Erosion Using Pressed Lithium Disilicate Ceramic Restorations: A 6 year follow-up case Report

Dental erosion is spreading rapidly among younger generations of patients. Clinicians often underestimate the extent of this disease and postpone its treatment due to a lack of awareness and/or to uncertainty regarding the proper course of action.

The discussion of when and how to treat young individuals affected by dental erosion has split the dental community into two groups: clinicians who treat eroded teeth excessively and clinicians who do not treat eroded teeth at all.

In this case report, a young adult patient affected by generalized dental erosion was treated even though his tooth degradation was only at an initial stage. The rationale behind this early intervention was that no or minimal tooth preparation would have been required for treatment. In fact, only ADDITIVE adhesive procedures were implemented to replace the missing tooth structure and protect the remaining dentition from further damage.

ADDITIVE dentistry and MODIFIED 3 STEP technique to treat a case of Initial Dental Erosion Using Pressed Lithium Disilicate Ceramic Restorations: A 6 year follow-up case Report ultima modifica: 2017-09-12T11:43:40+00:00 da Francesca Vailati

Maxillary functional orthopedics and its potentiality: a clinical case of guided eruption of an upper incisor in bone retention

Maxillary functional orthopedics and its potentiality: a clinical case of guided eruption of an upper incisor in bone retention

 

Maxillary functional orthopedics (MFO), officially introduced in 1936th  in the orthodontic world by Andresen and Haulp as valid alternative in the treatment of malocclusions, has always been subject to  profound passion by both followers and opponents.

In the middle of last century the idea of being able to intervene positively or negatively influencing the growth of the jaw was strongly denied in the light of the belief that there was a growth program exclusively determined by genetics and virtually no influenced by the environment and function.

Maxillary functional orthopedics and its potentiality: a clinical case of guided eruption of an upper incisor in bone retention ultima modifica: 2017-07-13T09:07:36+00:00 da Edoardo Zaffuto

Full mouth non-prep adhesive rehabilitation for erosion and attrition – The award “Excellence in Prosthodontics” 2017 winning case

Full mouth non-prep adhesive rehabilitation for erosion and attrition – The award “Excellence in Prosthodontics” 2017 winning case

 

The 28 year old patient came into our office complaining of tooth sensitivity. When doing the anamnesis, she denied any history of dental or facial trauma. But she declared that she has been eating lemons 2 times a day for the past 12 years. On examination, we found no TMJ, muscle or periodontal problems.

As part of our protocol, we requested a panoramic x-ray and did facial and dental photos, on which we discussed the dental problems with the patient. Although her only chief complaint was tooth sensitivity, after seeing the facial photos she realized that  her issues are also related to esthetics.

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Full mouth non-prep adhesive rehabilitation for erosion and attrition – The award “Excellence in Prosthodontics” 2017 winning case ultima modifica: 2017-05-16T09:12:20+00:00 da Ionut Branzan

A multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of a complex case: analog and digital procedures

A multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of a complex case: analog and digital procedures

The clinical case we present here regards a 25-year old girl who underwent an extremely severe car accident in which she was the only one survivor out of 4 passengers of the same age. 

A multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of a complex case: analog and digital procedures ultima modifica: 2017-03-31T07:09:54+00:00 da Matteo Chiapasco

Tooth Isolation. The Rubber Dam, suggested or obligatory?

Tooth Isolation. The Rubber Dam, suggested or obligatory?

The need to work under dry conditions, free of saliva, has been recognized for centuries, and the idea of using a sheet of rubber to isolate the tooth dates exactly 153 years! The introduction of this notion is attributed to a young American dentist from New York, Sanford Christie Barnum, who in 1864 demonstrated for the first time the advantages of isolating the tooth with a rubber sheet.

Tooth Isolation. The Rubber Dam, suggested or obligatory? ultima modifica: 2017-03-06T09:30:31+00:00 da Arnaldo Castellucci

Compound preparation design on 3.3: Vestibular 100° shoulder; Lingual conservative micro-chamfer

Compound preparation design on 3.3: Vestibular 100° shoulder; Lingual conservative micro-chamfer

Dear friends,

I’m doctor Loris Prosper a dentist and a dental technician. I love our beautiful work since I started doing it, more than 45 years ago. My area of expertise is fixed prosthodontic in aesthetic area that, in my opinion, should respect biology, preserve teeth and soft tissue health and respond to minimal invasive criteria since we make irreversible procedure when we prepare the abutment. It is only a short while I’ve published the book :”Bioestetics  in the Oral Reabilitation “ Quintessence Publishing , that collects my expertise and my researches. Since the beginning of my practice my mission was to teach all the technical expertise and the tricks I’ve been acquiring through experience and mistakes.

Much contemporary literature mainly focuses on abstractions not linked to daily practice of either general either specialist dental practitioner.

Compound preparation design on 3.3: Vestibular 100° shoulder; Lingual conservative micro-chamfer ultima modifica: 2016-10-11T10:35:27+00:00 da Loris Prosper

Anterior partial edentulism: the Fence Technique

Anterior partial edentulism: the Fence Technique

A serious car accident caused severe damage, both systemically as well as to the oral cavity of a young 17 year old female (Fig. 1).
The loss of teeth, hard tissue and soft tissue in the fifth sextant resulted in a critical esthetic-functional deficit.

The patient’s request was to restore the compromised zone with a prosthetic rehabilitation that would be as similar as possible to the area prior to the trauma, avoiding solutions that foresee the presence of artificial gingiva .

The required vertical bone regeneration exemplifies one of the most complex procedures, mainly with regards to the correct management of the soft tissue compromised by the injury.

Following an accurate clinical-radiographic assessment of the skeletal maturity, a complex therapeutic strategy was undertaken (Figs. 2, 3).

Anterior partial edentulism: the Fence Technique ultima modifica: 2016-09-07T10:35:16+00:00 da Mauro Merli

The Classic 3-STEP Technique, a simplified protocol for ADDITIVE adhesive rehabilitations

The Classic 3-STEP Technique, a simplified protocol for ADDITIVE adhesive rehabilitations

Introduction

Patients affected by dental wear often are treated only when their dentation becomes extremely compromised.

However, when pathologies such as dental erosion, and/or parafunctional habits are not intercepted at an early stage, full mouth rehabilitations, mostly implementing crowns, are often considered. Thanks to improved adhesive techniques, the indications for crowns have decreased and a more conservative approach can be nowadays proposed to protect the remaining tooth structure.

The Classic 3-STEP Technique, a simplified protocol for ADDITIVE adhesive rehabilitations ultima modifica: 2016-07-20T12:42:07+00:00 da Francesca Vailati

A new challenge in dentistry – Complex Oral Surgery in the Office

A new challenge in dentistry – Complex Oral Surgery in the Office

Root canal therapy of a molar tooth was a sophisticated treatment 50 years ago: the extraction was the rule.

Endodontics of a molar tooth is still a sophisticated treatment today, but it has become a normal dental procedure in any dental office.

What has changed? Tools, techniques, mentality of the dentist and patient needs.

Dentists today are used to working in very narrow spaces.

Progress in some surgical disciplines, such as periodontology and implantology, has been extraordinary.

Oral surgery, however, was excluded: the tools and techniques for the extraction of wisdom teeth are the same as 50 years ago, even in the video clips we see today on the Internet.

The contrast is even more striking when we consider that dentists safely perform sinus lift procedures in their offices, while referring cases of cysts to hospitals. Yet, the elevation of the sinus membrane requires greater skill than the detachment of a cyst wall.

A new challenge in dentistry – Complex Oral Surgery in the Office ultima modifica: 2016-04-08T15:40:30+00:00 da Roberto Barone