My e.max Story with Dr. Peter Auster
PETER AUSTER, DMD has spent thirty years in private practice in Pomona, N.Y. He has long term experience in high end reconstructive and cosmetic dentistry. In fact, he completed 2 terms as a director of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and recently completed a term as chairman of their leadership committee.
Dr. Auster is extremely proud to be a winner of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) Humanitarian of the Year Award. He has been named a “Top Dentist in the Hudson Valley” by his peers for the past 10 years from Hudson Valley Magazine. He is the founder and past president of the Greater New York Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the New York affiliate of the AACD.
He was recently named a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Dentists. Dr. Auster teaches dentists internationally and has given seminars on advanced dentistry from Portland, Maine to Portland, Oregon in the past two years.
Well, I've been using e.max for at least ten years and I love it. The photographs on my practice walls are full of e.max smiles. It's by far and away my favorite material. I use both IPS e.max lithium disilicate and IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime zirconia both by Ivoclar Vivadent.
I use lithium disilicate for most of my anterior cases; beautiful, it's strong, it does everything I want for esthetics. I've used it for years on bite reconstruction cases, severe wear cases, etc. This photo is of an Amelogenesis Imperfecta case done with e.max lithium disilicate about ten years ago. I find if it's prepared correctly and you use a dental laboratory that really understands it, it can withstand any kind of occlusion. It's just a wonderful material.
I also really like using IPS e.max ZirCAD Prime zirconia when I need esthetics for posterior cases. I also use it if I need something splinted or an anterior bridge, it's my material of choice instead of layering zirconia. I have done some interesting cases with it where the patient was 15 years old and needed a restoration that wasn't temporary. We couldn't do a Maryland bridge, so we designed a case where we placed a splinted crown on both canines with a cantilever lateral on both sides. The case came out flawless-absolutely beautiful! This was a few years back when Prime was first introduced, and was very successful!
I did not expect to get such a nice translucency out of a high strength zirconia that I have gotten with Prime. When Ivoclar Vivadent releases a product, I know it's good and ready to go. They are one of the two or three best companies in dentistry. If I have any question, the rep really gets it and is able to answer and provide me with support.
I make it e.max because it's BEAUTIFUL and it LASTS!
The first two photos are before and after. The bottom photo is TEN YEARS later!
(Below image was the drawn winning post for the #makeitemax contest)
Dr. Peter Auster
Cosmetic Dentistry Associates
Pomona, New York
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