A recent issue of Dental Product Shopper featured cases by two dentists using Zest Dental Solutions products: treating a full arch with a LOCATOR F-Tx temporary prosthesis followed by a fixed F-Tx prosthesis; and providing a bulk-filled direct restorative composite restoration.
A patient presented to Dr. Pär-Olov Östman with hopeless dentition in the maxilla, all of which had to be removed (Treatment with Full Arch-Supported Bridge, vol 11, no 8). She received a full maxillary prosthesis during healing, and a full-arch tooth-supported bridge in the mandible. After healing implants were placed in a one-stage procedure and, later, the full upper prosthesis was converted into a fixed LOCATOR F-Tx temporary prosthesis. The F-Tx abutment system from Zest Dental Solutions has a spherical abutment that is retained by PEEK retention balls that snap into place, which eliminates having to use prosthetic screws or cement. After 3 months, a CNC milled titanium/acrylic fixed F-Tx prosthesis was fabricated and delivered. Dr. Östman describes the steps and other materials involved in creating the framework, denture attachments, and final seating.
During a routine checkup, Dr. Troy Schmedding found that a patient had decay in her upper left second premolar, both mesially and distally (Use of a Dual-Cured Bulk Fill Restorative Composite, vol 11, no 8) . The patient decided to have a direct restorative composite restoration. The Mega V sectional matrix system from Danville Materials was used during restoration and after applying Prelude One light-curable, single-component self-etch adhesive, Bulk EZ dual-cure composite was placed, keeping the applicator tip embedded in the material to eliminate voids. After the tooth shape was obtained using a subtractive technique with diamond finishing burs and points, the restoration was light cured for 10 seconds on three sides to ensure it had been completely polymerized. Bulk EZ’s patent-pending IntelliTek Technology is designed to specifically control and direct shrinkage while preventing leakage.
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