French and American have joined the ITENA Clinical to present and illustrate the performance of our products in complex clinical cases.
The role of a reflectys customised shade guide
Shade selection is a daily challenge for the dental practitioner. It is an...
Shade selection is a daily challenge for the dental practitioner. It is an important, if not decisive, stage responsible for the final aesthetic result of a restoration. At present, we aim to follow the Vitapan Classical shade guide, which represents the gold standard, as closely as possible. In this context, our aims were:
- firstly, to propose a customised shade guide for the Reflectys (ITENA Clinical) collection studied;
- secondly, to study the correlation between the different shades of composite resin obtained and the Vitapan Classical shade guide.
This enabled us to present the enamel-dentine combinations resulting from this correlation and thus offer combinations that any practitioner could use. To illustrate this approach, we present a clinical case with reference to the combinations of the customised Reflectys (ITENA Clinical) shade guide used.
Disguising a canine as an incisor by layering
A young male patient aged 14 and a half came for consultation following his...
A young male patient aged 14 and a half came for consultation following his orthodontic treatment. He had agenesis of tooth 12. His orthodontic treatment had consisted of the mesialisation of tooth 13 into the site of tooth 12.
How to control layering?
Composite fillings are now the preferred alternative to alloy-based materials....
Composite fillings are now the preferred alternative to alloy-based materials. More and more patients are refusing to have any new metallic fillings; some are even asking for their old amalgam ones to be replaced with more aesthetic materials. Composite materials continue to improve steadily, and bonding techniques even more so; this means we can offer our patients dependable, good-looking restorations which last a considerable time – provided certain conditions are met: the right choice of composite, a layering technique which allows guided shrinkage on curing (polymerization), minimum curing stress, proper rebuilding of the contact point and the correct occlusal anatomy.