Today’s technologies in tomorrow’s dentistry
Technologies are changing faster than ever before the way in which we plan, fabricate and deliver our restorations. This increases the need for newly defined and clear guidelines for the critical steps of the workflow. In our lecture we will elaborate on all the relevant steps of the digital workflow that are critical to achieving a predictable and long-term stable outcome. Key choices are e.g. the selection of an ideal Ti-base, its preparation by sandblasting and the selection of a corresponding cement to ensure the best possible adhesion and a highly esthetic integration. Additive procedures that have been introduced on the market will be discussed: stereolithography, laser sintering and printing of materials such as wax, resin or metal have already been shown to be more precise and may even be more efficient than subtractive manufacturing methods (milling). Finally, the selection of the ideal restorative material for highly esthetic outcomes that offer long-term stability will be addressed and elaborated in detail.