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Occlusion principles for the practising dentist in the digital age

November 24, 2020

What do dentists want to know about occlusion? Occlusion may appear complicated because of the multiple factors involved, such as teeth, muscles and the temporomandibular joints (TMJs). It can also be confusing, owing to imprecise terminology and philosophies of occlusion.

A minimally invasive smile makeover: an orthodontic-restorative approach.

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.

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Correction of a Reverse Smile Line – Turning back the clock!

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.

A Clinical Observation: Relation Between Dental Occlusion & Posture

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.

Digital Aesthetic Dentistry: 6-Step Workflow Integrates Multiple Systems, Gadgets, and Tools

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.

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Developing tight proximal contacts in anterior teeth using Unica Anterior matrix – A case report

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.

Immediate Implant Placement with Socket Shield Technique followed by Chairside Provisionalisation

August 26, 2019

This article illustrates a case where an implant was placed immediately after extraction using the Socket Shield Technique. Retaining the buccal fragment of the root during implant placement does not appear to interfere with osseointegration and may be beneficial in preserving the plate of buccal bone and the contour.

Bringing anterior direct composite restorations to life with histologic layering protocols

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.

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