Category - Studio

Analogue and digital impressions for edentulous patients: a literature review

2 August 2023

Impressions for edentulous patients are an extensively debated topic and the schools of thought among clinicians vary considerably [1]. In today’s scientific literature, several studies have compared digital and analogue impressions, focusing primarily on dentulous and implanted patients [2–5]. There are, however, far fewer studies comparing analogue and digital impressions in edentulous patients, particularly in-vivo […]

Differences between preliminary and functional impressions for edentulous patients

2 August 2023

Impressions for edentulous patients are a much-debated topic, as there is still great diversity amongst clinicians, who use different techniques dictated by their personal school of thought rather that conclusive literature evidence [1]. Furthermore, within the scientific community there is still a certain amount of confusion regarding the need to use a two-phase technique for […]

Lingual orthodontics: materials and clinical procedures

23 June 2023

Lingual orthodontics is one of the possible orthodontic practices that can be used to approach, treat and correct a malocclusion. It is a variant of classic vestibular multibracket fixed orthodontics, in which the brackets, archwires, ligatures and all of the auxiliary devices are primarily managed on the lingual side of the teeth, i.e. on the […]

The importance of study models in treatment planning

29 May 2023

Dental models are positive reproductions of a patient’s intraoral situation. (1) They can be fabricated using either the conventional technique, by casting gypsum inside an impression, or a CAD/CAM digital technique, by milling or 3D printing. (2) Depending on how they are used, Models can be divided into two families (1, 3, 4): Let’s focus […]

Impressions for functional orthodontic appliances

8 May 2023

Dental impressions are negative reproductions of the teeth and adjacent structures. (1) The more adjacent structures an impression records, the greater the extent of the impression will be. The extent of an impression is therefore a physical-anatomical-volumetric characteristic. An extensive impression records the details even of anatomical structures that are very distant from the teeth or the primary structures […]

Artificial Intelligence in dentistry: uses, limits and prospects

11 April 2023

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is “a computerised process that aims to reproduce human or animal intelligence and that is applied in a vast range of fields (for example, automatic learning, natural language processing and robotics)” [1]. It is already applied in a vast spectrum of disciplines, not only within the field of medicine, but also in […]

The advantages of automatic mixing for alginate preparation

3 February 2023

Alginate is the most commonly-used impression material in dental practices [1]. Its uses range from the fabrication of study and antagonist models to the fabrication of work models for orthodontics [2]. Alginate, which has been developed since the 1930s, is a material belonging to the irreversible hydrocolloid category. Its main advantages are its low cost, […]