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Dental cements for dentures: ideal properties and characteristics

13 March 2024

Dental cements for dentures are materials that react intraorally and are commonly used to cement a prosthesis to one or more dental elements/implant abutments (1). The role of the cement is to create a single and continuous layer of material which fixes the prosthesis to the dental/implant abutment, fill microcracks and irregularities present on both […]

No-prep veneers: advantages and possible disadvantages

13 March 2024

Nowadays, the growing aesthetic demand from patients and the diffusion of biological concepts, such as minimally invasive property and biomimicry, have increasingly popularised the use of minimally invasive aesthetic-functional rehabilitation solutions, such as dental veneers. (1-5) Dental veneers today are indicated for the treatment of diverse problems such as discolouration, fractures, abrasions, misalignments and shape […]

Bite registration polyvinylsiloxanes in clinical research

14 February 2024

Bite registration precision is an aspect of crucial importance for the fabrication of satisfactory prosthetic restorations (1–3). Of all the materials used for bite registration, elastomers are the latest innovation in the field (2). Characterised by excellent dimensional stability, they are easy to handle and are not felt by patients during the occlusion phase (4). […]

The conventional clinical phases for fabricating fixed prostheses on single implants

12 December 2023

An implant-supported prosthesis procedure consists in the selection, fabrication, positioning and rehabilitation of one or more missing teeth and their associated structures by means of dental implants. (1) More specifically, the fabrication of a fixed prosthesis on a single-tooth implant is referred to as an implant-supported crown. (1) In cases where a single tooth is […]

Clinical procedures for the fabrication of removable dentures

11 December 2023

A full removable denture is one of the most complex and diverse treatments that can be encountered in clinical and technical settings (1–3). The differences between completely edentulous patients, the different types of osteo-mucosal resorption that can occur and the incongruence between the maxillary bones and neuromuscular control make treatment with full removable dentures extremely […]

Clinical procedures for fixed prostheses on multiple implants

6 October 2023

Implant-supported fixed prostheses include all those dental prostheses such as crowns, full-arch prostheses and partial prostheses, as well as maxillofacial prostheses, that are anchored to and entirely supported by dental implants [1]. Clinical and technical phases of the fabrication of multiple-implant prostheses The clinical and technical techniques for making multiple-implant prostheses consist of a series […]

From the practice to the laboratory: the importance of the dentist-technician relationship

3 October 2023

Today, high-quality, modern dentistry must afford time and workflow optimisation, while maintaining an outstanding quality level. For this to be possible, without burdening the organisational and economic dynamics of the practice, it is necessary to establish a flawless relationship between the clinical part and the dental laboratory part, i.e. the relationship between the dentist and […]

Impression techniques for use on edentulous patients

31 August 2023

Full edentulism is a fairly common problem and is often treated will full removable dentures. Clinicians use different materials and techniques to take the final impression. Adopting the correct impression technique improves the quality of the restoration, and therefore improves the patient’s quality of life. (1) Impression techniques for edentulous patients can be broken down […]