Long-lasting restorations: Considerations dentists should be aware of to ensure the longevity of their work
Expectation on the quality of modern dental materials are high, and rightly so, because patient care and treatment requires a great deal of responsibility. There is no room for experiments. Find out what you can do to make sure your restorations stand the test of time.
Cracks or fractures - why?
If your patients return to your practice with a crack or fracture in their precious, a few questions will undoubtedly pop into your mind:
- Did the patient bite on something that was too hard?
- Have I prepared the tooth incorrectly?
- Was there not enough space and were the wall thicknesses therefore too thin?
- Did the dental technician use the wrong material?
- Did the manufacturer deliver a faulty batch?
- Did the manufacturer launch a material that was not yet sufficiently tested?
Troubleshooting vs prevention
Deliberations like this are absolutely normal. Yet, troubleshooting is one thing, prevention another. After all, who would want to be in a situation where they have to ask themselves those uncomfortable questions? What can you do to minimize these risks?
Professional tooth cleaning is a must
Regular professional tooth cleaning is a must in many patients that wear high-quality restorations such as crowns, bridges or implants. Cleaning should be performed carefully without causing unnecessary wear to the tooth structure or roughening of restoration surfaces. Proxyt is a prophylaxis paste system that meets these requirements. The fine prophy paste Proxyt pink does not contain pumice. Delicate surfaces such as ceramic restorations are cleaned without scratching. The paste is gentle to the gums.
The material of choice
Make sure that you and your dental technician use established and trusted materials! Choosing clinically proven materials can go a long way in giving you the assurance you want. Especially in times when ever more manufacturers offer new materials, technologies and services, many users feel overwhelmed by the sheer jungle of offers available to them. Those who opt for established materials and systems, with a proven track record of reliability, are steering a sensible course. Tried-and-tested dental materials are the most likely to deliver lasting success and high reliability. We all know that quality will prevail in the end.
Evidence-based all-ceramic system
IPS e.max materials have been successfully used in dental applications for many years. The evidence-based all-ceramic system is based on sound scientific data for both the lithium disilicate glass-ceramic and zirconium oxide components.
Up to 15 years of clinical experience and a mean survival rate of 96% – this is the clinical performance of a material that makes all the difference.
Your trust; our promise
That is why we offer your dentist-dental technician team a 10-year guarantee on newly placed IPS e.max restorations. The IPS e.max guarantee is valid from 1 July 2020 and also applies retroactively for five years for dental restorations that were permanently placed on 1 July 2015 or later. The IPS e.max guarantee gives you additional confidence and peace of mind.