As co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Adhesive Dentistry, Prof. Bart Van Meerbeek is one of the most respected authorities on the topic of dental bonding agents. Here, he discusses how they have advanced over the last three decades and what the future of adhesive dentistry might look like.
HATTERSHEIM AM MAIN, Germany: No matter how clean and sterile your dental practice is, contamination during the try-in stage of prosthetic restorations is pretty much guaranteed. Saliva, blood, gingival fluid and even dental plaque can contaminate the bonding surfaces, leading to poorer adhesion of restorations when cemented.
Earlier this year, Kuraray Noritake Dental invited dental professionals from all over Europe to a symposium in Berlin in Germany that highlighted the newest research and clinical findings on the KATANA Zirconia Block, the latest addition to the KATANA family. One of the presenters was Dr Nicola Scotti, an assistant professor at the Department of Cariology and Operative Dentistry at the University of Turin’s Dental School and operator of his own private practice.
Mit der direkten Komposittechnik können im Seitenzahnbereich heutzutage sehr belastungs- und verschleißresistente Versorgungen (incl. Höckerersatz) angefertigt werden, die in vielen Fällen in Konkurrenz zu Einlagefüllungen stehen.
Trends in dentistry are moving away from traditional crown and bridge materials such as PFM and to all ceramic and zirconia restorations. What are the best materials for which application? What trends are going to affect our practices in the coming years? With all these new materials what are the best materials and where are there applications best suited.