Zhermack Information Magazine

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 […]

Bruxism: causes, symptoms and treatment

11 January 2022

Bruxism is a parafunctional activity that has always been of great interest to dentists as many of its effects are intraoral though most of its causes are to be sought extraorally. Bruxism can easily lead to the destruction of tooth tissue, the breakage of reconstructions or prosthetic rehabilitations, the exacerbation of temporomandibular disorders, and to […]

Dual arch impression taking

10 December 2021

Dual or double arch impression taking is a common technique in dentistry. It uses a special “dual arch” tray to produce an impression of both arches when the patient closes his mouth to maximum intercuspidation [1]. While dual arch impressions reproduce only the side on which the prosthesis is to be fitted, the technique produces […]

Impressions of implants: pick-up and closed tray impressions

10 December 2021

When taking an impression of implants, it is essential to reproduce their position with the utmost precision in all three dimensions. Whenever an implant has an ankylotic connection to the bone, it is extremely important for the prosthesis to connect to it passively in order to avoid creating stresses on the biological tissues and prosthetic […]

Alginates for removable prostheses

10 December 2021

Alginates are the most frequently used of all impression materials in dental practices [1]. They are essential in daily clinical procedures in all branches of dentistry that require collaboration between dentist and dental technician. Alginate impressions are extremely quick and easy to take, and mixing is simple and rapid too. No special equipment is needed […]