February 18, 2015
Dental and skeletal asymmetries, as well as bone defects at the implant site, can interfere with good aesthetic outcomes and thus pose surgical and prosthetic challenges for dentists in clinical cases. In this article, Dr Riccardo Verdecchia (Italy), an experienced dentist with a focus on periodontology, implant dentistry and fixed prosthodontics, describes treatment planning and implant placement in a patient with a vertical fracture of the maxillary left central incisor who showed a number of risk factors that had led to the fracture.
February 6, 2015
In today’s dentistry, for rendering the best comprehensive dental services to our aesthetically driven patients, the paradigm has shifted to an interdisciplinary team of specialists that work together steered by a clinical co-ordinator. This person should be either a multi-competence general dentist or a specialist with additional training outside his or her specialty area. This gives him or her the ability to bring the surgical, orthodontic, restorative and technical teams together as a whole, following treatment sequences customised especially for the patients’ best interests and expectations.
September 13, 2013
In light of the scientific literature concerning the outcome of the endodontic treatment, it doesn’t sound inappropriate that the restoration of the endocoronal complex has to be completed by the endodontist.(1) In this context the following report presents a complete rehabilitation of a second premolar, including retreatment and definitive restoration. Teeth that need retreatment are most often grossly decayed due to caries, fracture and/or previous restoration.
November 2, 2012
Plaque control is the cornerstone of the prevention and control of periodontal disease and caries. However, although salivary flow has some limited potential in cleaning debris from interproximal spaces and occlusal pits, it is less effective in removing and/or washing out plaque, and natural cleaning of the dentition by physiological forces—that is movement of the tongue and cheeks—is virtually non-existent.
May 17, 2012
The dental implant and bone graft substitute market is the most rapidly advancing segment of dental technology, and leading competitors in this market must consistently develop new products supported by research from scientific and academic organizations to remain competitive. Recent cases have demonstrated that when companies lose a segment of support from the scientific community, their market shares tend to suffer significantly.
May 31, 2011
Fractured instruments pose a challenge to every endodontist. The difficulty in the retrieval of these instruments ranges from surprisingly easy to downright impossible. The clinical outcome of cases with fractured instruments depends on several factors, such as the position of the instrument in the canal, the type of material, the instrument size and canal anatomy.¹ Failure in retrieval of the fractured instrument does not automatically result in failure of the case.² One can still try to bypass the instrument, choose a surgical approach, or even wait and see. However, if we bear ‘nothing ventured, nothing gained’ in mind, then we should always at least try to retrieve the fractured instrument.