Zhermack Information Magazine

The advantages of scanning a dental impression

8 July 2022

Over the last decade, the spread of Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) has led to the development of digital technologies and new workflows in the field of dentistry. [1] Dentists are making an increasing use of intraoral scanners, which produce STL files and generate three-dimensional (3D) images of scanned objects, to obtain […]

Dental veneer cementing

9 May 2022

The clinical success of dental veneers depends on various factors, including proper cementing. (1) As far as the materials and techniques for the preparation of dental veneers are concerned (add internal link to the “Dental veneers: materials and preparation techniques”), they are usually fabricated using feldspathic ceramic or lithium disilicate, although zirconia and composite resin […]

Dental veneers: materials and preparation techniques

9 May 2022

The rehabilitation of the anterior sector is one of the most demanding and risky procedures for dentists as, in most cases, these treatments are carried out on young patients with high aesthetic demands [1]. Dental veneers are very thin ceramic plates (with a thickness of 0.5-0.7 mm) that are applied to the vestibular surface of […]

Bite registration materials: which one to choose?

11 March 2022

Bite registration materials: which one to choose? (1) Correct occlusion is an essential aspect of dental rehabilitation. Occlusal load in particular can effect a rehabilitation’s durability. The biomechanical elements of occlusion were recently linked to biological, behavioural and neuromuscular aspects of the stomatognathic system.  The concept of occlusion has always been central to all discussions […]

Analogue and digital techniques in dentistry. Digital acquisition techniques and differences between analogue and digital impressions

10 March 2022

Digital impressions and the subsequent CAD (Computer Aided Design) and CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) workflows have become a common alternative to conventional techniques in the production of dental prostheses. From a clinical point of view, the precision of finished prostheses is equally essential with both types of workflow. Accuracy depends on the individual stages of […]

A comparison between clear aligners and traditional braces

9 March 2022

The field of orthodontics has seen a clinical and technical revolution in the last twenty years. Prior to the 2000s, multi-bracket treatments represented the only option for aligning, levelling or moving teeth. Today, on the other hand, orthodontists can count on innovative new treatments based on clear aligners. As a discipline, modern orthodontics can be […]

Astringent, haemostatic and vasoconstrictor agents in impression taking

4 February 2022

When producing prostheses for natural teeth, an impression has to be taken that accurately reproduces the one or more abutments concerned along with the adjacent teeth in the same arch.  To do so, the dentist needs to achieve a number of important prerequisites: the prosthetic margin of the preparation must be rendered adequately visible to […]

Photography for the dental sector

25 January 2022

Introduction (1) As a profession, dentistry can be extremely satisfying or an endless, stressful routine. Photography is an excellent way not just to document clinical cases but to enhance one’s professionalism and derive greater satisfaction from work. It improves the satisfaction of patients too, by allowing them to observe the attention and precision dedicated to […]