Kristine Aadland, DMD, a CEREC mentor and advocate of CAD/CAM technology for bridges, implants, orthodontics, and same-day smile makeovers, practices in Vancouver, WA. Here, she shares her top products for indirect restorations.
If there’s one thing busy dentists know, it’s that their everyday, go-to restorative products need to work quickly, and they just need to work, period. Lack of adhesion, patient sensitivity, and failed restorations simply aren’t options. It’s not just about losing valuable chair time—it’s about losing patient trust.
It takes exceptional chemistry in the composite resin to achieve a natural-looking restoration that will stand the test of time. ACTIVA Presto is formulated to be the only composite that combines strength, esthetics, and biomimicking properties in a mineral-enriched, light-cure composite that’s stackable, moisture-friendly, and fracture-resistant.
It’s exciting to see all the new technology being injected into the world of direct restorative dentistry. We’re making patients healthier through a combination of improved diagnostic capabilities, less invasive restorative technology, and innovative materials that help fight off tooth decay and remineralize damaged tooth structure.
Familiarizing yourself with an adhesive’s specific properties prior to application is key to a successful restoration. “If not applied properly, imperfect conditions can compromise bond strength and marginal integrity, leading to sensitivity,” Dr. Miyasaki warned. Biologically charged ion placement can help avoid bond degradation, while...
Michael Teitelbaum, DMD, MAGD, FACD has practiced family and cosmetic densistry for almost 30 years. He lectures nationally on cosmetic dentistry and occlusion. Here he shares some of his favorite direct restorative products.