November 15, 2020
Smile makeovers can be life-changing, but it requires adequate planning, with an end goal in mind. With advancements in adhesive dentistry, being minimally invasive is the way to go. A multidisciplinary approach to complex cases can enable one to achieve high-quality care.
March 9, 2020
Smile Designing doesn’t always have to be about elaborate, extensive and invasive procedures but just sometimes routine procedures done with adherence to a protocol can give astounding results, dramatically improving a patients smile and hence their overall perception about themselves. This article by Dr Nisha Deshpande is a clinical case on the correction of a reverse smile to a consonant one with simple direct composite restorations.
October 26, 2019
The relationship between stomatognathic and postural system has been investigated by many health care professionals. Posture and the mandibular function are strongly influenced by the position of the teeth. We know any missing tooth if not replaced for long period of time may lead to change in the bite, because of the change in the position of the adjacent and/ or opposing teeth, especially in pateints with poor oral hygiene. A successful clinical outcome of any dental restorative work depends on proper occlusal harmony. With advanced digitization, we can measure dynamic occlusal forces and achieve occlusal stability with T-Scan. Here is a case report with treatment of traumatic bite and its influence on posture, before and after achieving the occlusal harmony using T-Scan.
September 8, 2019
With so many new tools and systems populating the digital dentistry and smile design space, a beginner often finds himself confused about the different terminologies and the clinical steps used. Dr Aslam Inamdar simplifies the digital workflow and the clinical procedures into 6 easy steps for anybody to understand.
August 27, 2019
This article is a case report of a direct composite restoration of a fractured central incisor where the proximal contact was developed using the Unica Anterior Matrix.
February 6, 2019
Composite resin is a material that is able to mimic natural tooth structure, its optical properties and aesthetics. Often due to trauma or caries, the anterior teeth get harmed, thus damaging a patient’s smile. In a price sensitive economy, it is often due to budget constraints that a patient would choose direct restorations in the anterior teeth rather than going for the more aesthetic, more hassle-free indirect restorations. In such situations, it is up to the composite resin layering abilities of the operating dentist, to restore not only the teeth, but also the smile and self confidence of the patient.
December 25, 2018
Composite resins have been the choice of restorative material for more than 20 years. Most clinicians have mastered the layering protocol for anterior teeth but achieving life-like posterior restorations is still a struggle for many. This article discusses the cuspal build up technique to achieve predictable, aesthetic restorations while also overcoming the problems associated with polymerization shrinkage.
November 12, 2018
Successful resin composite restorations can be achieved when a careful restorative technique is employed. Use of a sectional matrix band and elastic ring helps achieve a tight proximal contact, and the centripetal restorative technique can help to obtain contour and anatomy, minimizing the use of rotary instruments during the finishing procedures.