Anterior implant dentistry can be highly demanding. The most common negative outcome is that the tissue esthetics is less than desired. One of the best ways to predict what the tissue position will be on the final restoration, and to influence it to create optimal outcomes is with a custom provisional. There are multiple options for the fabrication of a
The mainstay of a restorative practices production are small units of crown & bridge. Typically we want to obtain a matrix for the temporary intra-orally, and expedite the fabrication of the provisional. In the face of being of efficient we also need the provisional to fit exquisitely and hold the tooth interproximally, occlusally and seal the
We are all familiar with Chlorhexidine and it's use as an anti-microbial for the treatment of gingivitis and gingival inflammation in combination with periodontitis. Along with understanding the benefits we are all aware of the downsides. Cervitec Plus, a Chlorhexidine varnish, from Ivoclar Vivadent is one of my favorite products as my patients can benefit
Do coarser surface textures on preps increase bond strength, or is ti exactly the opposite? How does the surface texture of a preparation affect the accuracy of a VPS or Polyether impression? In this video we will look at the answer to these questions as well as the technique for creating the best surface texture with ease.