This article discusses potential concerns and important considerations when selecting and using matrix transfer techniques for the direct, definitive addition of composite resin to teeth. It also provides guidance to aid these processes with the use of case studies, primarily... Continue Reading →
This final article of the four part series on the current concepts of tooth wear will provide the reader with an evaluation of the data available in the contemporary literature with regards to the survival analysis of differing restorative materials,... Continue Reading →
Microdontia is a dental abnormality that will often present to the dental practitioner due to the aesthetic concerns of the patient. Treatment is therefore aimed at addressing the aesthetics issue of the patient and this can present a number of... Continue Reading →
Shading concepts and layering techniques to master direct anterior composite restorations: an update by Dietschi & Fahl
Creating perfect direct composite restorations has been for long time a strict challenge due to many materials’ limitations impacting either shade integration or surface quality, and possibly colour stability. Next to technological drawbacks, a certain complexity and lack of predictability... Continue Reading →
Composite resin continues to displace amalgam as the preferred direct restorative material in developed countries. Even though composite materials have evolved to include nanoparticles with high physical properties and low shrinkage stress, dentists have been challenged to efficiently create quality,... Continue Reading →
This paper explains a conservative, pragmatic and minimally invasive intervention concept for the treatment of severe tooth wear patients based on the Radboud Tooth Wear Project in the Netherlands. Guidelines and flowcharts for management of severe tooth wear patients and... Continue Reading →
Management of Anterior Crossbite due to Splinting for Dental Trauma: A Case Report with 4-year Follow-up by Nunez et al.
This report describes the sequelae and subsequent management of a 7-year-old boy who failed to attend follow-up visits after a dental trauma and was initially managed with an active splint. The splint was maintained for 9 months, resulting in an... Continue Reading →
The sectional matrix is the best way to achieve a strong contact point in Class II restorations with composite resin in the posterior dental sector. The pre-wedging is essential to get a separation between teeth which avoid the matrix deformation... Continue Reading →
Adhesion, layering, and finishing of resin composite restorations for class II cavity preparations by Ferraris
The increasing knowledge of microhybrid composite materials has offered clinicians multiple restorative options. The use of products that guarantee a high adhesive capacity, isolation via rubber dam, and anatomic shaping with thin layering and adequate cyclic polymerization are the bases... Continue Reading →
Nice paper illustrating diastema closure with resin. "In dentistry, much of what we do and read is anecdotally driven. Additionally, most clinical assessments over the past century were done with little or no magnification, meaning they were based on incomplete... Continue Reading →
This article, the second in a two-part series, continues the discussion of a conservative, effective, and artistic philosophy for performing esthetic direct anterior composite restorations based on the principles of emulating the proper form, color, and function of natural dentition.... Continue Reading →
The restoration of endodontically treated teeth has undergone significant changes in the last 20 years. Most of these changes are associated with the preservation of tooth structure, this has been achieved first of all with the increasing use of operative... Continue Reading →
The technique of 'double veneering' teeth for tooth surface loss is not a new one. This was first described in 1996 by Bishop and colleagues in the British Dental Journal. Interesting how good ideas get recycled and rejuvenated over the... Continue Reading →
A splint is required when teeth are mobile or need to be repositioned following a traumatic injury. The aim of splinting is to stabilise the injured tooth and maintain its position throughout the splinting period, improve function and provide comfort.... Continue Reading →
Due to the Minamata convention we will slowly see the demise of amalgam as a restoration that dentists can rely on for provision of restorations in the posterior dentition. What will be the implications of this significant change to our... Continue Reading →
The oral environment is hostile to dental materials and to dental treatments. Microorganisms, warmth, moisture and high stresses impose severe limitations on the ability to maintain the initial results of dental treatment. Therefore, continuous periodic reviews and maintenance of oral health are required to retain the restored dentition.
A great video on dental adhesion.
A group of European experts in tooth wear have released a consensus statement on the management of the condition. The abstract can be found here. The guideline defines physiological vs pathological tooth wear and provides guidance in the diagnosis, treatment planning... Continue Reading →
I watched 'Logan' recently-it was a fairly emotional affair illustrating the slow demise of both Wolverine and Doctor X. The former slowly succumbing to the poisonous adamantium (rhymes with stuff we use!) and the latter to alzheimers and dementia. Wolverine... Continue Reading →