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Alginates for orthodontics: the characteristics that cannot be missed

3 February 2023

Alginate is undoubtedly one of the most commonly used impression materials in orthodontics. (1.2) But why is it so popular? And what characteristics must an “orthodontic” alginate have? Let’s take a look at them. Background: the purpose impressions serve in orthodontics In orthodontics, impressions are usually taken for two reasons: Impressions are used to fabricate […]

Custom-made endodontic posts, impressions and fabrication techniques

3 February 2023

Devitalised teeth are generally teeth that have lost much of their coronal structure as a result of decay processes, fractures or the magnitude of the endodontic access cavity. In these cases, in order to restore structural integrity, a number of different root canal retention systems or endodontic posts have been used with success. (1) Endodontic […]

Web Marketing in the dental sector: how to communicate effectively with today’s patients

12 January 2023

Nowadays, marketing is an extremely important aspect of all professions, including dentistry.   According to a somewhat primordial definition, marketing consists in the identification and profitable satisfaction of human and social needs [1], thereby identifying a purpose to this activity.   According to the American Marketing Association, marketing is “the activity, set of institutions, or processes for […]

Gypsum models vs 3D models that can be printed: characteristics and accuracy factors compared

12 January 2023

3D printing is an additive process (AM – Additive Manufacturing) that enables the physical construction of digital models by printing layer upon layer.   It was invented in 1986 when Charles Hull filed the first patent for stereolithography (SLA), which consisted in creating objects in layers by solidifying liquid resin sensitive to the wavelength of ultraviolet […]

Preparing temporary restorations from impressions 

12 January 2023

A temporary restoration is a temporary device made to improve the aesthetics, stability and function of a tooth. It is used between the preparation of the tooth and the placement of the permanent restoration.[1]  There are three main techniques for making temporary restorations: direct, pre-filling indirect and post-filling indirect.  Of the various direct techniques, the […]

The Casartelli (or Bridge Guide) Impression Technique

21 October 2022

The Casartelli (or Bridge Guide) impression technique is best suited to fixed prostheses, clinical cases in which correct reproduction of the preparation margin is complex or when other previously used impression techniques have failed. We will now focus on why this technique was developed, its advantages and the procedure for its proper application. The need […]

The classification of elastic and rigid impression materials

8 September 2022

What impression materials are used in dentistry and how are they classified? Impression materials can be divided into two main types [1,2]: Elastic impression materials Rigid (or non-elastic) impression materials All impression materials fall into one or the other of these categories, which differ in how they can be used after setting in the oral […]