Archives for March 2014

The Biomimetic Dentistry Approach to treating #9 Trauma

This was a unique situation I treated over 2 years ago with great success. The patient came to me for a second opinion after hearing about Biomimetic Dentistry from her mother. She had fallen and #9 was fractured completely, with only the lingual connective tissue attachment holding the fragment in place.

Biomimetic Dentistry and Trauma Fracture

The patient had already seen another dentist for a consult and was provided with the traditional treatment options including: bridge, implant, or a removable partial. She came to hoping to save her tooth which she was told was not savable.
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In vitro fatigue resistance of CAD/CAM composite resin and ceramic posterior occlusal veneers – Biomimetic Dentistry Literature Review

AUTHORS: Pascal Magne, DMD, PhD, Luís Henrique Schlichting, DDS, MS, Hamilton Pires Maia, DDS, PhD, and Luiz Narciso Baratieri, DDS, PhDd
YEAR: 2010
JOURNAL: The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry

The purpose of this study was to assess and compare the fatigue resistance of composite resin and ceramic posterior occlusal veneers. Occlusal veneers are thin, bonded, posterior restorations used as a conservative alternative to traditional complete coverage crowns.

Partial coverage restorations remove half the amount of tooth structure compared to complete coverage metal ceramic crowns. With survival rates of 88.7% after 17 years and 84% after 12 years, porcelain adhesive inlays and onlays have demonstrated long-term reliability.
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