I am a big fan of chair-side air abrasion. It is an incredible clinical tool to clean temporary cement off a tooth prior to adhesively placing a final restoration, prepare certain restorative Read More
The First Question To Ask When Ceramic DeBonds
There are situations in dental practice that we find so disconcerting that it makes it difficult to approach them rationally and scientifically to find a resolution. One of these is when a ceramic Read More
Universal Dentin Adhesives
The recent launch of Ivoclar's Adhese Universal adds to the growing category of materials known as "Universal Adhesives". In general when I hear the word universal I assume it is a product that can Read More
Understanding DeBonded Restorations
A common scenario dentist’s share with me is the debonding of a porcelain veneer, and they are baffled by how it happened. In the situation I am thinking of, all of the bonding resin stays behind and Read More
Resin Bonded Bridge, One Wing or Two?
Resin bonded bridges, often known as Maryland bridges, have had a bad reputation over the years. The are very challenging to do well and reach your esthetic and functional goals and lastly feel Read More
Conservative Anterior Veneers & Total Etch
For a long time I have felt that both total-etch and self-etch techniques can be used based on the clinical circumstances and the clinician's preference. This past weekend I added another indication Read More
e.max, Should You Bond or Cement?
e.max by Ivoclar ( lithium Disilicate) has rapidly become one of my favorite materials over the last five years. Not only do I use it for about 95% of the posterior restorations in my practice, but I Read More
Combating Bond Degradation
[/caption] In yesterday's post I discussed the concept of bond degradation, which is the loss of bond strength over time after a restoration is placed. One of the processes we have become aware of Read More
Bond Degradation, Now What?
Over the last year, more and more frequently when I do research or attend lectures on adhesive dentistry the term bond degradation comes up. It seems like a shift int he conversation that i have been Read More
Self-Etching Self-Priming Resin Cements
Self-Etching Self-Priming resin cements, better known as "cem's", are a very popular option for placing indirect restorations. Dentists have jumped on board with this category of cement because of Read More