Showing posts from August, 2013

Timing for Composite Resin Placement on Mineral Trioxide Aggregate

More Parents Report Healthy Tooth Brushing Habits After First Year of Ad Council Children’s Oral Health Campaign

Abstract Objectives This study reported the results at 5 years of fixed-fixed all-ceramic bridges, constructed in a yttria oxide stabilized tetragonal zirconium oxide polycrystal (Y-TZP) substructure, placed in adult patients in UK general dental practices. Materials and methods Four UK general dental practitioners recruited patients who required fixed bridgework and, after obtaining informed written consent, appropriate clinical and radiographic assessments were completed. The teeth were prepared and bridges constructed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. Each bridge was reviewed annually within 3 months of the anniversary of its placement by a calibrated examiner, together with the clinician who had placed the restoration, using modified USPHS criteria. Results Of the 41 bridges originally placed, 33 bridges were examined at 5 years. All Y-TZP frameworks were intact and no bridge retainers had debonded. Eight chipping fractures in the veneering ceramic were noted over the 5-year period. In five cases the patients were unaware of these and these cases were polished. Of the remaining three cases, in one a repair was attempted but was unsuccessful, but the bridge remained in satisfactory service. However, in the case involving a chipping fracture of the mesial–incisal angle of a central incisor, it was considered that replacement of the bridge was necessary. Conclusion 97% (n = 32) of the 33 Lava Y-TZP fixed-fixed bridges, evaluated in patients attending UK general dental practices, were found to be performing satisfactorily.

Ritter Dental USA Takes Innovation, Education and Fundraising on the Road

DentalEZ® Group Teams Up with Henry Schein® Dental to Offer Nationwide Oral Cancer Seminars

nterventions for replacing missing teeth: antibiotics at dental implant placement to prevent complications.

Laser welding method for removal of instruments debris from root canals.

3M Gives Dentists New Options for Same-Day Crowns

Think before you drink: Erosion of tooth enamel from soda pop is permanent

Effect of short LED lamp exposure on wear resistance, residual monomer and degree of conversion for Filtek Z250 and Tetric EvoCeram composites

The Law Firm of Wohl & Fruchter LLP Announces Investigation of BIOLASE, Inc.

Upcoming webinar on Reconstructing Broken Down Teeth

Multifactorial risk assessment for survival of abutments of removable partial dentures based on practice-based longitudinal study

Determination of daytime clenching events in subjects with and without self-reported clenching.

Voco's Futurabond® U: Dual-cure Universal Adhesive