February 16th, 2016
In this video, find out why Ceramir® Crown & Bridge (Doxa Dental; Chicago, Ill.) is the ideal luting cement for full-coverage crowns & bridges.
January 21st, 2016
On this episode, Dr. DiTolla concludes his interview with esthetic specialist Dr. Gary Radz. Tune in and watch as these two clinicians discuss a series of case presentations highlighting LuxaCore® Z (Zenith/DMG; Englewood, N.J.), the build-up material that can also be used for cementing posts. In this episode’s Case of the Week, Dr. DiTolla shows a common problem seen in the lab and why double-arch impression trays are contraindicated for multi-unit bridges. Watch Episode 114 of Chairside Live now!
Volume 7, Issue 4
November 27th, 2012
When I started looking into the best way to cement or bond BruxZir® crowns, I stumbled across some research done by Ivoclar Vivadent that showed that zirconia oxide gets contaminated once it is tried in the mouth and comes in contact with saliva. It turns out that the phospholipids in saliva contain the same phosphate […]
Volume 7, Issue 3
August 27th, 2012
It’s been a long time since we have seen a new resin-reinforced glass ionomer (RRGI) on the market, but when it came from the people at Ultradent, I sat up and took notice because they typically do not come out with a product unless they feel they have made a leap forward in quality, convenience […]
Volume 6, Issue 4
December 2nd, 2011
How do you improve on the world’s most popular crown & bridge cement? For starters, you make it so that your dental assistant doesn’t have to mix it anymore. With the automix tip, simply express and discard a ball bearing-sized amount and fill the crown directly. As if that weren’t enough, the excess cement can […]
Volume 6, Issue 1
January 31st, 2011
Since the introduction of BruxZir® Solid Zirconia, I have been looking for a way to bond these monolithic restorations into place whether using total-etch, self-etch or conventional cementation. Zirconia is notoriously tough to bond to, but OptiBond™ XTR provides a solution. It also has helped me reduce post-op sensitivity. And due to its film thickness […]