June 15, 2020
This was a challenging case with the combined issues of a failed root canal therapy and an iatrogenic perforation of the floor of the pulp chamber. Though initially the prognosis could not be evaluated effectively simply because of non-availability of peer-reviewed literature of similar cases for citation, but the case was taken on owing to the patient’s desire to salvage the natural tooth. The importance of magnification and the ergonomic use of the dental operating microscope cannot be more clearly demonstrated than in this case.
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.
October 30, 2018
In the world of modern dentistry, the dentist has to be in control of the clinical situation and try to eliminate or minimize factors (or errors) in the ever demanding field of aesthetic dentistry to avoid failures.
April 30, 2018
Today magnification has revolutionized dentistry all around the world. Higher magnification with a dental operating microscope (DOM) is clearly an asset, improving the operator’s visibility and thereby the ability to diagnose and provide predictable dental care in day to day dental practice. This article will discuss 10 essential aspects for implementing magnification in your practice: