2.07 IDS 2007 – VITA FAIR BOOTH A magnet for international dental visitors page 3 VITA Bleachedguide 3D-MASTER®: Bleaching entails more than just white teeth! page 6 LA VITA E L’AMORE Marriage proposal at the booth of VITA page 15 Five happy winners checked in at the booth of VITA page 16 Dear readers, ments of the personal appearance. A If you were not able to attend the IDS, I new dental niche has been formed - would recommend visiting VITA's web- The IDS - the largest and most important "Bleaching/Dental Beauty". site or our booth during a local dental dental fair - has broken all records once fair in autumn 2007 or asking your VITA more this year: more exhibitors on a lar- What has been missing so far was an dental advisor to visit you as soon as ger area and even more dental visitors. established standard for bleaching. Or possible. does the statement "the product brigh- In the last edition of the VITA Info we tens the teeth by 5 VITA units" mean Thank you very much for your interest in mentioned a series of good reasons to anything to you? It certainly did not the product of our company. visit us during the fair in Cologne and mean anything to us. This obvious lack of those who were there will certainly con- standardization can not be coped with firm that VITA kept their promises. Inno- conventional tools. Just try to rearrange vative products in all product segments your VITAPAN classical guide based on Best regards, were presented: new tooth moulds with colorimetric arrangement of value an attractive design, completion of the (lightness). Look at the result from a cer- VITA VM line for ceramics and composi- tain distance. Can you still recognize any tes, integrated picture viewer in the VITA systematic principle? furnaces, new and partially unique mate- Manfred Cordes rials for the CAD/CAM technology. This was one of the reasons for us to Marketing and Services Manager develop the VITA Bleachedguide 3D- If we do not consider fairs just to be tra- MASTER for planning and checking the ding platforms for goods and services, result of the bleaching treatment. On the the IDS 2007 may well represent another one hand the VITA Bleachedguide 3D- milestone in the history of tooth shade MASTER is based on the color space determination. I am not talking about already defined by the VITA TOOTH- copying an original which has been exi- GUIDE 3D-MASTER and on the other sting for more than 50 years but about a hand the reduced range of shades takes standard in a relatively new market seg- the typical changes (from "dark/inten- IMPRESSUM ment which has been missing so far. We sive to bright/pale) encountered during Herausgeber: have been observing the growing the bleaching process into account. The VITA Zahnfabrik H. Rauter GmbH & Co. KG Postfach 1338 . D-79704 Bad Säckingen aesthetic awareness for quite a few positive response of the dental audience Tel. 07761/562-0 . Fax 07761/562-299 years. In the wake of this trend teeth during the IDS encouraged us to conti- Internet: http://www.vita-zahnfabrik.com have been found to be significant ele- nue the development of this idea. E-mail: info@ vita-zahnfabrik.com 2 VITA INFO 2.07 IDS 2007 - VITA FAIR BOOTH: MAGNET FOR INTERNATIONAL DENTAL VISITORS The gates of this year's 32nd Interna- were national or international visitors. National and international dentists and tional Dental Show have been closed. The Consequently, we were especially plea- dental technicians who intend to offer IDS has broken all records again and the sed about the considerable interest visi- their patients more quality in a more effi- trend towards internationalization and tors showed in the innovations presented cient manufacturing process found a wide hence to the change of the dental branch at our booth. is continuing: visitors from 150 countries came to the fair. In addition to 1078 for- Among others, these included two new eign companies, 664 German companies components for the VITAVM veneering presented their products. Among these material concept: VITAVM 15 is suitable was also VITA Zahnfabrik. for high-expansion, multi-indication alloys in the CTE range of 16.0 - 17.3 • 10-6 K-1 and We have not received detailed analyses VITAVM CC is a filler-free cold-curing poly- yet but we feel that the share of interna- mer for the indirect fabrication of tempor- tional visitors of our booth amounted to ary restorations. Six MARGIN materials range of new products at VITA's fair booth 40 percent. This would represent an were added to the VITAVM 9 assortment which will help them to come closer to increase of foreign visitors by 5 percent for veneering zirconium oxide frameworks. this intention. We included some reviews compared to the result of the IDS 2005 of experienced users of these new pro- and a total 5 percent increase above the A series of advanced products could also ducts in this VITA Info for those who were be found in the all-ceramic sector. The not able to visit our booth during the fair. "all-in-one" press ceramic VITA PM 9 allows overpressing of colored zirconium Michael Kannieß oxide frameworks in the staining and Sales Manager layering technique. The VITA TriLuxe forte block and the acrylate polymer blocks VITA CAD-Temp add new possibilities to CAD/CAM techniques. The use of VITA- BLOCS TriLuxe forte in combination with average for the fair, which is not a sur- VITA AKZENT Glaze Spray, a glaze mate- prise since VITA has agencies in 120 rial in a spray bottle, enables the user to countries worldwide and the interest in create perfect esthetic results within a the innovations VITA had announced for very short period. VITA CAD-Temp allows the IDS 2007 was huge. dentists and dental technicians to tread entirely new ways in future: temporary The fair once again proved to be the ideal bridges can now be fabricated with the information and communication platform inLab and CEREC systems and reproduced for our guests - regardless whether they any time based on the stored data. VITA INFO 2.07 3 DEVELOPING A NEW MARKET SEGMENT WITH VITABLOCS® TriLuxe forte Thoralf Lamprecht, Master Dental Technician By introducing VITABLOCS TriLuxe After preparation, impression, completion reduced in the laboratory and then com- forte, which were developed especially for of the sawcut model and exposure of the pleted and fired using VITAVM 9 venee- the use in the SIRONA milling systems, we preparation border, the scan model is pre- ring material (VITAVM 9 ESTHTETIC KIT). have fulfilled the wish for esthetic dental pared. The scanning process starts with After the application of VITA AKZENT restorations at an affordable price, which the scan of the antagonist surface; then finishing agent, mixed with VITA SHA- is more and more frequently expressed by the optical scan of the scan model is car- DING Paste, and the subquent glaze firing patients. This product enables us to offer ried out. Afterwards the direction of inser- process, the manufacturing process is our customers and their patients esthetic tion is determined and the preparation completed. restorations with the most favorable price border is marked. The software creates a in this quality segment; the price of resto- crown design using a tooth database, Just like for every feldspar ceramic, adhe- rations made from these blocks is below which can be edited virtually later on. sive cementation is mandatory to achieve the price of restorations made from zirco- nium oxide. Additionally, compared to core materials, these blocks for anterior teeth allow to fabricate more esthetic restorati- ons. Example: TriLuxe forte crown on tooth 11 A female patient complained about esthe- tic deficiencies in the upper anterior area. Then the layer thicknesses are checked the necessary stability. Any other method We agreed on the following procedure: and the structure (design) is placed into of cementation would affect the translu- Crown made from VITABLOCS TriLuxe the TriLuxe forte block. The milling pro- cency and thus destroy the esthetic result. forte on tooth 11 with a slight correction cess takes approximately 10 minutes. The of the position of the crown to achieve ground crown is placed onto the sawcut This way, however, light can easily pene- more harmonious shape of the arch. The model. During the try-in, which was per- trate through the crown into the stump formed in the dental practice, all characte- ristics, effects, translucencies, etc. to be integrated in the restoration are determi- ned for subsequent individualization of the crown. Now the way the light "runs" through the crown made from VITABLOCS TriLuxe forte can be clearly recognized. The shade of the crown can already be seen on the model but the brilliance of mesial filling of tooth 21 will be replaced. this material becomes fully apparent only The tooth will be slightly reduced to after the crown is placed on the stump. and the shade effect is identical with that enlarge the gap for tooth 11. This way the The "chameleon effect" results in perfect of a natural tooth. position of tooth 11 can be corrected integration of the crown into the residual according to the patient's wish without teeth and the unobstructed flow of light making any compromises as far as the allows a detailed analysis of effects and (Shortened version of the original publication: A. Lamprecht, T. Lamprecht: Erschließung eines neuen Marktsegmentes. width of the tooth is concerned. translucencies. These areas are marked, Ditigal_Dental.News. May 2007, 48-55) 4 VITA INFO 2.07 VISITOR FROM CHILE AT VITA'S BOOTH DURING THE IDS The South American Republic of Chile changes. Today the dental laboratory easier and more accurate since the con- is more than 13,000 kilometers away employs a staff of 28, enjoys an excel- version. from Germany and yet some German lent reputation and is a supplier for influence can be found, for example in customers from all regions of the coun- Today Otto Schulz is 76 years old and the Chile cuisine. It is nothing unusual to try. The wooden crate has also become still works every day because he enjoys read the terms "Kuchen" or even "Apfel- obsolete and the premises have been his job and would like to witness further strudel" on the billboard of a cafe in the refurbished with modern and friendly development of materials and methods capital of Santiago. And German quality laboratory furniture and equipment from within the dental sector. He devotes his is unrivaled in another sector - Schulz the German company Freuding Labors free time to the "gentleman sport" of golf Laboratorio Dental has been using pro- GmbH. In the eyes of the laboratory to stay physically and mentally fit. He ducts of VITA Zahnfabrik for more than owner, Mr. Schulz, you can always only had to give up his traditional trip to 30 years. depend on the quality of the materials of Bad Säckingen to visit VITA Zahnfabrik VITA Zahnfabrik and this is why he once a year since these trips have 54 years ago Otto Schulz established his always puts his trust in their new inno- become very stressful owing to the long own dental laboratory in Santiago and vative developments. His laboratory, for distance. started from scratch. At the beginning it example, was one of the first laborato- was a one-man business and Schulz only ries which introduced the VITA In-Ceram However, he still insisted on making the employed a female assistant to do high-performance ceramic in South trip to this year's International Dental errands. His desk - absolutely unbelieva- America for the fabrication of all-cera- Show in Cologne to see all new products ble from today's point of view - was a mic frameworks. presented at the booth of VITA Zahnfa- simple wooden crate. brik. Moreover he was looking forward With the conversion to the VITA SYSTEM to meeting old friends like André Many years have passed since then and 3D-MASTER shade concept Schulz com- Schöne, Product Management of VITA Schulz Laboratorio Dental has under- pleted another significant change in Zahnfabrik, who gave him a warm wel- gone numerous 1999. In his opinion shade determination come. positive has become clearly more precise thanks to the VITA Toothguide 3D-MASTER. Of Otto Schulz's summary concerning the course, this has also long-time cooperation: "In my opinion consequences on VITA Zahnfabrik made an essential con- shade repro- tribution to the success of my life's duction work." which has become VITA INFO 2.07 5 VITA Bleachedguide 3D-MASTER ®: BLEACHING ENTAILS MORE THAN JUST WHITE TEETH! Practical tip: The new VITA Blea- Bleaching is part of the Which tooth shade would chedguide 3D-MASTER: "Bleaching ent- prophylaxis plan you like to have? ails more than just white teeth!" Tooth bleaching makes only sense after Experience has shown that patients are Professional tooth whitening (bleaching) professional tooth cleaning has been not aware that a brighter tooth shade offers a fast and simple method to give performed. If discoloration on the sur- can be achieved in a careful, reliable patients brilliant white teeth for a beau- face can be removed e.g. with airflow, and convenient manner. Tooth shade tiful smile. Counseling plays an essen- determination is part of the standard tial role to ensure the satisfaction of the services for dental treatment in our patient. The new VITA Bleachedguide practice and we always ask our pati- 3D-MASTER supports dentists in their ents which shade they would like to counseling efforts during determination have. Especially in cases of imminent of the shade, planning of the desired prosthetic treatment I consider this shade and subsequent shade control. As approach to be particularly important an element of the range of services, ble- since the restoration would have to be aching results in a higher level of custo- replaced if bleaching is carried out later mer loyalty and defines a modern tooth bleaching may be omitted. In all on. The paper version of the VITA Blea- concept of the dental practice. Color other cases tooth bleaching is offered chedguide 3D-MASTER enables us to communication with the patient is per- as an addition to the range of prophyla- give the patient a "sample" of the shade fectly supported by the VITA Bleached- xis services. Currently, we successfully he prefers to discuss it with his partner. guide 3D-MASTER: the tooth (shade) use WHITEsmile POWER BLEACHING Accordingly, a majority of the patients samples in this shade guide are arran- XTRA in our practice. The material costs in our practice opt for bleaching before ged according to lightness (value) so for this type of treatment amount to 40 the integration of a restoration. If the that patients can easily comprehend the Euros per patient. Initial treatment patient's interest in esthetics can be logical principle. Samples of the artifi- takes roughly 60 minutes; mostly, fol- aroused, he may well select a top-qua- cial tooth shades, that is the tooth sha- low-up bleaching that is usually done lity restoration. And thanks to the VITA des that are not situated in the natual during regular professional tooth clea- Bleachedguide 3D-MASTER errors in tooth color space, have also been inte- ning takes only 20 minutes. the communication with the laboratory grated. can be eliminated and precise reproduc- tion is ensured. Summary If performed properly, patients may actually enjoy tooth bleaching within the range of services provided by the dental practice and therefore bleaching may become an important element for patient retention. The new VITA Blea- chedguide 3D-MASTER offers optimal support for the dentist in the communi- cation with the patient and the lab. Dr. Helmut Götte, Bickenbach 6 VITA INFO 2.07 Toothguide Training Box Mark II TOOTH SHADE DIFFERENTIATION MADE REALLY EASY For the first time in dentistry a lear- precision of tooth shade determination ning and training method for tooth could be increased by about 33 percent shade determination could be develo- for individuals without vision deficien- ped, which is based on the VITA cies and by about 29 percent for indivi- SYSTEM 3D-MASTER tooth shade duals with color vision deficiencies. The system. The advanced Toothguide Trai- equipment required for training the ning Box Mark II (TTB) was presented to determination of tooth shades is now dental users for the first time at the available as a complete package for the booth of VITA Zahnfabrik during the new system and includes a laptop and a Fig. 2 International Dental Show 2007 in Colo- daylight lamp (fig. 1 and fig. 2) in addi- tional Tooth Shade Differentiation gne by Prof. Dr. Holger Jakstat, head of tion to the Toothguide Training Box. workshop which will be held by Prof. Dr. Preclinical Propedeutics and Materials Gerwin Arnetzl from July 19 to 22, Science at the University of Leipzig. The interest in the presentation of the 2007, in the famous university city of Toothguide Training Box at the VITA Graz. Representatives from more than Numerous visitors saw for themselves booth was enormous. Numerous visi- 30 universities will participate in this that shade determination can be lear- tors from international universities and event and will be doing research and ned and trained in a playful way. The vocational schools were present to organizing courses in the fields of tooth revolutionary thing about TTB is the fact obtain information about the innovative shade differentiation, Toothguide Trai- that the structure of the training units learning method demonstrated with the ner and Toothguide Training Box Mark of the software is based on games. The help of the Toothguide Training Box. II. use of various levels to be completed Useful business relations were esta- and points to be colleced helps to main- blished and appointments for on-site The presentation of the Toothguide Trai- tain the learner's motivation. demonstrations including technical ning Box Mark II demonstrated once advice and support were made. more that tooth shade determination is Tooth shade differentiation could be an art that can be learned and trained. trained effectively already with the pre- Dentists also showed considerable vious model, the Toothguide Training interest in the presentation of the Too- Wolfgang Gomolla Box. Experience has shown that after a thguide Training Box. Dentists and their Authorized representative for universi- training period of about 90 minutes dental practice teams have the possibi- ties and training institutions with the Toothguide Trainer software lity of registering for a workshop in and the Toothguide Training Box the which participants will receive detailed information about the Toothguide Trai- ning Box Mark II and may even train the use of the system (to register, contact the respective Chamber of Dentists or the Philipp-Pfaff-Institut in Berlin). Those who are interested in tooth shade differentiation may also look for- Fig. 1 ward to the results of the 3rd Interna- VITA INFO 2.07 7 VITA CAD-Temp: INCREASED PERFOR- MANCE. REDUCED AMOUNT OF WORK. REASONABLE PRICE. Thomas Perling, Master Dental Technician Master dental technician Thomas fabrication of multi-unit, fully or parti- effect of the completed restoration in Perling, owner of dental laboratory Per- ally anatomical long-term temporary the mouth. ling in Nuremberg and an executive bridge restorations using the milling member of the Working Group of the systems of Sirona Dental Systems. Thomas Perling's summary on the VITA VITA In-Ceram Professionals in Erlangen CAD-Temp blocks: "In the future I can reports about his first results with the Thomas Perling uses the CAD-Temp frequently omit the manual preparation new CAD-Temp blocks from VITA. The blocks not only for the fabrication of of a temporary restoration and fabricate composite blocks are made of a fiber- temporaries: "they are ideal for a wax- it using the inLab system within a rea- free, homogeneous, high-molecular and up to simulate the final result for the sonable period, at a reasonable price cross-linked acrylate polymer with patient. If the smile line needs to be and with reduced amount of work. Pati- microfiller. Since this composite is prac- changed, incisal edges must be exten- ents may wear the temporary over a cer- tically free from residual monomer, any ded or positions of teeth must be correc- tain time to test the fit and the irritation of the pulp is avoided. The ted, this material is perfectly suitable to restoration can be reproduced any time CAD/CAM blocks are suitable for the give the patient an impression of the based on the stored data. COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN OF TEMPORARIES PREFERRED! Master Dental Technician Oliver Morhofer and Master Dental Technician Bernd Kobus "As pilot users of VITA CAD-Temp we ling properties, the results are convincing Based on the quality of the material used the new composite blocks for tem- and thanks to the individualization opti- which is similar to that of the VITA PHY- porary crown restorations in the anterior ons a harmonious overall appearance can SIODENS acrylic teeth, we believe that area. The material features excellent mil- always be achieved. We also use the first positive impression of the temporary temporaries as "templates" for the defini- crowns made from VITA CAD-Temp will tive restorations which can then be fabri- certainly be confirmed after a longer cated more easily. period of time. Long-term experience is still missing and Therefore we have decided to renounce we intend to analyze whether there will manual fabrication of temporary crowns be any changes e.g. after a period of six in favor of computer-aided restorations in months, as far as the accumulation of pla- the future." que to the temporaries is concerned. Quelle: ZA A. Werth, Dorsten 8 VITA INFO 2.07 INTERIM RESTORATIONS: FUNCTIONAL AND ECONOMIC THANKS TO VITA CAD-Temp Master Dental Technician Andreas Kimmel Temporary restorations made create a precise occlusal design. As a a temporary restoration that will fully from VITA CAD-Temp offer more consequence, we are no longer forced satisfy the patient's demand on func- advantages than manually fabricated to fabricate a framework manually and tion and esthetic appearance as well. restorations since the software uses to veneer it. The range of blocks offered the scan data of the antagonist teeth to in different shades allows us to prepare VITAPM®9 ALSO ACCLAIMED IN THE USA! During the IDS 2007 the "all-in-one" or layering technique. National and variety of shades and outstanding pro- press ceramic VITA PM 9 was presented, international pilot users tested cessing characteristics". His German which is used for overpressing colored VITA PM 9 before the presentation. DDS colleagues also praise the natural sha- zirconium oxide frameworks and for the Thanos Kristallis (USA) sums up: "With des. fabrication of inlays, onlays, veneers VITA PM 9 a press ceramic is available and anterior crowns using the staining which features remarkable, natural VITA AKZENT Glaze Spray: RATING: "HIGHLY RECOMMENDABLE" Master Dental Technician Manfred Leissing "From experience lthe glaze mate- perfectly suited for glazing single tooth experience. But after a short familiariza- rial can be much more easily and uni- restorations. I am sure that less trained tion time such work won't be problema- formly applied with VITA AKZENT Glaze users will save up to 50 percent in time tic any longer. I will continue to use VITA Spray in the spray-on technique than during glazing. The application of the AKZENT Glaze Spray since it is a pro- with a brush. Additionally, the surface material is a bit more complicated for duct which simplifies daily work routi- structure of the veneers remains bridges since glazing of interdental spa- nes in the laboratory - so my rating for unchanged. VITA AKZENT Glaze Spray is ces and basal surfaces requires some the product is "highly recommendable". VITA INFO 2.07 9 I'M A FAN OF VITAVM®15 OPAQUE POWDERS Fig. 2 Dental technician Tilla Feistauer who But the final product VITA VM 15 convin- Feinstauer's restorations are based on works for the laboratory Sahm Dental ced her: after the initial problems had the shades of the VITA SYSTEM 3D- Zahngestaltung in Neukirchen-Vluyn been eliminated by VITA, she was enthu- MASTER. In her opinion predictable mix- (Germany) was one of the numerous den- siastic about the working properties. The tures of intermediate shades can only be tal visitors of the IDS 2007 in Cologne main advantages of the ceramic for her obtained with the help of this shade who was drawn to the booth of VITA are the good modeling properties and system since there are always equally Zahnfabrik. The reason for her visit was the high masking capacity. large distances between the individual not only the wish to participate in the shade samples because the structure of competition of VITA and the hope to win "When working with other materials, the system is based on a physical classi- one of the attractive travel certificates these materials frequently came off the fication principle. Additionally, Fein- (fig 1) but also the offer to receive a free margins and a gap was formed after stauer has recently gone over to using VITA VM 15 TEST KIT, the new veneering firing a metal-ceramic crown. Such pro- the digital shade measuring system VITA material for multi-indication alloys in the blems have not been encountered when Easyshade for shade determination. This CTE range of 16,0 – 17,3 10 -6 K -1, gratis processing VITA VM 15. At first I needed spectrophotometer delivers objective zu erhalten, wahrzunehmen (fig. 2). to get familiar with staining but after a and precise measuring results within a short time I was able to achieve highly very short time. "Above all the determi- "As a pilot user during the acceptance esthetic results." nation of problematic intermediate sha- phase I was able to contribute to the des has become much easier with VITA development of VITAVM 15. In the begin- Feistauer found out that the refraction Easyshade." If a customer communicates ning, however, I saw some problems as and melting behavior of VITA VM 15 was VITAPAN classical shades to the labora- far as the transparency and the modelling comparable to that of VITA VM 9. The tory, such restorations won't be a pro- liquid were concerned. Besides I had possibility to select between the blem any longer thanks to a small exclusively worked VITA VM BUILD-UP layering and the "mixing booklet" with opaque pastes VITA VM BASIC layering - in the latter and was generally technique a higher chroma can be achie- "In the meantime VITA VM 15 has been sceptical about an ved just with BASE DENTINE and ENA- fully integrated into our daily work routi- opaque powder". MEL - is a major advantage for her. nes. I wouldn't want to do without this veneering ceramic any longer. I fire VITA VM 15 to high-gold content, redu- ced gold content or NPM frameworks - working with VITA VM 15 is real fun." Contact: Till Feinstauer, dental technician Sahm Dental Zahngestaltung Raiffeisenstraße 29 47506 Neukirchen-Vluyn Fig. 1 FOLLOWED UP! A user report by Christoph Freihöffer, Master Dental Technician nature. But what actually are the princi- It can be clearly recognized that the natu- ples of nature? The previous theories are ral conditions where not being followed based on the principal idea of mechani- during planning and fabrication of the cro- cal guidance of the lower jaw along the wns since - in the relation to the non-wor- teeth and the condylar paths. It needs to king cups - a smaller working cusp area be examined whether something may be had been modeled (waxed up) (fig. 4). apparently mechanically correct and at the same time used as a standard for ZTM Christoph Freihöffer biological neuromuscular processes. Therefore Dr. Eugen End, who has been A female patient visits the dental working in his own practice in Weingar- practice and wants to have "tooth-colo- ten close to Regensburg since 1980, red" crowns for the rear molar area developed the VITA BLP treatment con- which will not reveal chipping and frac- cept which stands for Bio-Logical tures within a short time. She also Prosthetics. This concept is not based on Fig. 4 wants to be examined with regard to theoretical indications but derived from her feeling of having teeth that are very healthy natural, intact, and eugnathic narrowly positioned and asks if this can dentition and - with regard to physiolo- The situation in the second and third be avoided in future. gical occlusion and articulation - intends quadrant does not correspond to the to permit the fabrication of restorations common general ideas of proper align- according to the example of nature. It is ment of antagonist teeth to each other. equally suited for fixed and removable This is the explanation why the patient partial and full dentures. This therapeu- complained she feels her teeth tic concept can be easily employed for "interlock" too strongly in this area (fig. treatment with fixed crown and bridge 5). restorations. Although the patient's restoration reve- als good eugnathic relations, a fracture Fig. 2 resulted to the patient's discomfort (fig. 3). After the analysis of the in-situ model, it becomes evident that the ceramic exhi- bits a fracture in the distal area of teeth Fig. 5 46 and 47 (Fig. 2). What caused this frac- ture? Any errors that can be attributed to processing by the dentist and the dental A critical look at the first and fourth technician can not be determined. The quadrant shows that teeth 16/17 and question is whether the preparation of 46/47 are virtually very close to each the teeth by the dentist and the fabrica- other and it becomes clear that the tion of the crowns by the dental techni- patient's complaint is justified (fig. 6). cian were based on the principles of Fig. 3 VITA INFO 2.07 11 Fig. 6 Fig. 8 Fig. 9 In contrast to that, the new position of the recommend the book "Die physiologi- be ordered at firstname.lastname@example.org teeth reveals degrees of freedom which sche Okklusion des menschlichen for a nominal charge of € 59. IDS visi- can be found in nature (cf. fig. 7 and fig. Gebisses" by Dr. End (Published by tors were able see a preview and get a 7a). The contacts that result from the shape Neuer Merkur, 2005) or to participate in rough idea of the film. When making and the position do not require distinctive a "BIO-logical Prosthetics - simply safe" the DVD, special emphasis was put on laws but are subject to the principles of seminar held by Dr. End and myself. To simple and intuitive menu guidance; physiological occlusion. On the model and register for courses on June 29-30, moreover the film was produced in HD in the patient's mouth the new crown 2007 (VITA Leistungscenter Schweig) or (High Density) format. restorations (teeth 14-17, 46 and 47) reveal on November 23-24.2007 (VITA Lei- contacts in accordance to the principles of stungscenter Leipzig), call VITA Zahnfa- nature (fig. 8/fig. 9/fig. 10). brik at +49 - 7761 - 562235. Fig. 7 Fig. 7a Fig. 10 Contact: If you should now be interested in pre- Additionally, from the middle of this Christoph Freihöffer, Master dental technician paring restorations in accordance with year a DVD on BLP will be available Email: c.freihöffer@gmx.de Phone: 0561-9491889 (Lauterbach Dental-Tech- the laws of nature, I would like to from VITA Zahnfabrik which can already nik, Baunatal) 12 VITA INFO 2.07 LINGUALIZED OCCLUSION WITH VITA LINGOFORM - A SIMPLE SOLUTION FOR MANY PROBLEMS Among the large number of more or less consequently employed occlusion concepts in the dental sector, lingualized occlusion has proved its reliability for all bite (occlusion) classes and has become a permanent element in the training pro- gram at schools and universities. This con- cept is well suited for conventional and implant-supported full dentures. The hori- Fig. 2 Fig. 5 zontal shear force is reduced in implant- supported dentures and hence the denture After mounting on the articulator, the Photos may be taken to fulfill any wis- site and the implants are protected. The impression is removed and the models hes for individual set-ups (fig. 5). stable position and hence high patient are trimmed in accordance with the fun- satisfaction are ensured for gingiva-sup- ctional margin. It must be ensured that Various procedures are used for the ported dentures. In the following the fabri- the margins will not be too thin or may analysis of models. However, since cation of a full denture with the new VITA even be damaged (fig. 3). these provide only basic information, LINGOFORM line of posterior teeth is the virtual stability can only be checked described. These teeth were presented for in the mouth of the patient. Marking the the first time during the IDS 2007. contours of the alveolar ridge is one of the most essential elements of analysis The functional margin should always be for "ridge-specific" setting up. Teeth are fixed with wax especially if the dentist set up towards the mesial direction took a function-specific impression of starting with the first lower molar, the key areas (fig. 1). which is normally at the lowest point (fig. 6). Fig. 3 The individual impression trays/waxbi- tes must remain on the models until In the lower jaw the Pound's line marks The silicone key at the wax bite rim in the maximal "advance" into the lingual the upper jaw, for example, provides space. Ideally, the central fossa is loca- the lip support of the patient (fig. 4). ted on the basic static line. Based on this key, the upper anteriors Due to the missing buccal contacts, the can now be set up in a targeted manner. use of the lingualized concept allows to Fig. 1 they have been properly fixed (correct relation to each other) (fig. 2). Fig. 4 Fig. 6 VITA INFO 2.07 13 set up teeth further towards the buccal After setting up the lower teeth, the direction without jeopardizing the stabi- first uppper molar should be brought lity of the denture (fig. 7). into the correct position. If the palatal cusps grip into the fossa of the first Consequently, crossbite situations can lower molar, a small cavity is formed be avoided to a large degree. If a cros- between the buccal cusps. Removal of sbite set-up can not be avoided, the the first canine may prove to be helpful fossa can be shifted (ground) somewhat to achieve perfect set-up of the upper to the lingual direction and any resul- posteriors (fig. 9). Fig. 11 ting buccal contacts can be eliminated. In rare exceptional cases, teeth can still Occlusal adjustments are not required red. In this case the latter ones were be set up to achieve a plain crossbite. when the teeth are set up in wax. The used (fig. 11). In the set-up of the posterior teeth that The perfect precondition for easy is based on the ridge, the design of the acceptance of the restoration by the patient is to make as few changes to the original situation as possible. The solution for this case is an edge-to- edge bite (fig. 12). Fig. 9 concept convinces by its simplicity and the precision of the VITA LINGOFORM Fig. 7 teeth and allows perfect intercuspation curve of Spee is more or less distinctive of antagonist pairs (fig. 10). depending on the contours of the alveo- lar ridge. No curve of Wilson is integra- Fig. 12 ted. From the labial view, the posterior teeth are aligned horizontally, except of It is a fairly common malpractice to the first lower premolar (fig. 8). offer "normal bite" restorations to pati- ents with this predisposition. The VITA LINGOFORM posteriors are available in three moulds and six sha- des from June 2007. The set-up bro- chure for VITA LINGOFORM No. 1478 can be requested from VITA Zahnfabrik, Fig. 10 Bad Säckingen. The VITA Lingoform posterior teeth can be combined with the VITAPAN or VITA Eduard Kock-Kramer, Master Dental PHYSIODENS anterior teeth as requi- Technician Fig. 8 14 VITA INFO 2.07 LA VITA E L’AMORE MARRIAGE PROPOSAL AT THE BOOTH OF VITA DURING THE IDS Fig. 3 What do the International Dental bonds between him and the company is wearing an unusual piece of jewelry on Show and romance have in common? since the time when he was an appren- her finger as a symbol of the eternal love Those who would believe "nothing" tice and worked with VITA products for of a man whose job is also his passion. were proven wrong at the booth of VITA the first time. And since the foundation of As a special treat, Heribert Heinrich, Zahnfabrik on March 27, 2007, the last his own dental laboratory, he and his co- VITA's Sales Manager for Germany, pre- day of the IDS. Nils Damski, Master owner, Marco Röden, have been convin- sented a certificate for a trip to Venice to Dental Technician from Mühlheim a.d.R. ced customers of VITA. When Nils Damski the happy couple (fig. 3). Both immedia- made his partner, the dental assistant and his partner, who had no idea what tely agreed that this certificate was just Sandra Radzio, a romantic marriage was going on, came to the booth of VITA the right gift for a romantic honeymoon. proposal while hundreds of visitors and Zahnfabrik, everything had already been Of course, champaign was available for a prepared. Under a cloud of heart-shaped, toast and each VITA employee congratu- red balloons and with a wonderful bunch lated with a single white rose. of flowers in his hand, he got down on his The couple was overwhel- knees and asked her to marry him (fig. 1). med that so many peo- Full of excitement - just like the VITA ple shared this employees and visitors of the fair - he important moment waited for her answer and when she - in their lives and, obviously surprised and emotionally tou- with a twinkle in his ched - accepted his proposal everybody eyes, Damski remar- Fig. 2 present applauded frenetically. The ring ked that the wedding he then put on her finger was also some- should actually be at the the VITA employees applauded enthu- thing special because it was made from company headquarters in Bad siastically. zirconium dioxide, to be more specific Säckingen. Of course, all VITA from VITA In-Ceram YZ (fig. 2). According employees would be thrilled Background: Six years ago Mr. Damski to Nils Damski no other material could be about that! and Mrs. Radzio were just colleagues a more suitable material for their love when they visited the IDS. When they left since it represents durability and the fair, they had both realized that they strength. Now had more in common than just their work. Sandra Radzio Yet there were some twists and turns before they finally became a steady cou- ple and the two sons of Mrs. Radzio found a loving father in Mr. Damski. According to "Faust", however, the time of trying will be over at some point of time and Mr. Damski made an important decision - but how do you find the right place to ask the "question of all questions"? He was uncertain whether a dental fair and the businesslike environment could be the right place for his intention. But VITA actively supported him in the realization Fig. 1 of his romantic plan. There have been AND THE WINNER IS … . As a special highlight the prices were VITA Zahnfabrik is anxious to hear where presented by Henry R. J. Rauter (fig. 1), the individual winners of the numerous Managing Director of VITA Zahnfabrik certificates are going to travel to and and Manfred Cordes (fig. 2), Marketing wishes all of them an exciting trip! and Services Manager of VITA Zahnfa- brik. _The happiest of all the winners was certainly Mr. Grund who received his prize from Mascha Agranowski from Ber- Fig. 1 lin. She does not only devote herself to During the 32nd International Dental studying dentistry but also to singing. Show VITA did not only surprise visitors She demonstrated her passion impressi- with numerous innovations but also with vely when she sang the VITA's IDS trailer the interactive competition "Check-in- "Welcome to Cologne" which proved to and-win". Visitors could demonstrate be a real catchy tune and a party song their dental knowledge at four know- during the big final event of the IDS. By ledge terminals that were crowded the way, the website www.vita-zahnfa- Fig. 3 almost all the time. The participants did brik.com offers a free download of the not only have the chance to win a VITA song (fig. 4). fair trolley to take away but also an exclusive travel certificate. The interactive competition was activa- ted on the homepage www.vita-zahnfa- The lucky winners can exchange the cer- brik.com during the IDS. On March 24, tificates amounting to Euro 1000 for holi- day trips - there is a choice of 13 different destinations in Europe they can fly to. The first of the winners was Bodo Neumann from Essen on March 20. On the second day Yvone Proksch from Marktschellenberg was the lucky winner of a certificate followed by Robert Probstmeier a day later. On the fourth day Fig. 2 of the IDS 2007 Johannes Grund from 728E/12 - 0707 (3.) Sma Haltern joined the group of fortunate Gottardo Pavani from Rovigo, Italy, an Fig. 4 winners. But the certificate could almost online participant was the happy winner not be presented to him since Grund had of another travel certificate. The number already left the fair and was on his way of visitors of the VITA website skyrocke- home in his car. Fortunately he could be ted during the fair and the online compe- reached in time and returned happily sur- tition attracted a high number of prised. participants.
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