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Dental Tribune Middle East & Africa Edition No.2, 2016

Dental Tribune Middle East & Africa Edition | 2/2016 lab tribune 2 ◊Page1 ÿPage3 application technique has generally remained the same. The ceramic is used as usual. The materials are easy to contour and offer excellent stabil- ity during application. The combina- tion of oxyapatite and fluorapatite crystals, described by my colleague Patentedoxyapatiteis thedistinguishingfeatureof thenewIPSStylemetal-ceramic.Thismeans that IPSStylecombines theknownleuciteandfluorapatitecrystalswithoxyapatite toformaninnova- tivecrystalstructure.Oxyapatitecrystalshaveahighcapacityforreflectingincident light.Alargeamount oflight isreflected… above, imparts the material with its uniqueopticalcharacteristics. In addition, the system has been de- signed to offer a large degree of flex- ibility: It includes components for classic multi-layer techniques and for single-layer techniques. Given the comprehensive selection of materials, IPS Style is a ceramic that offers virtually limitless colour com- binations. Dental Tribune MEA/CAPPmea: Mr Frontull, you said above that IPS Style has been designed with the aim to af- ford users as much freedom as possi- ble in their work. What do you mean bythis? MartinFrontull:IPSStyledoesnotim- poserestrictionsonusersintermsof their preferred working style - all in keeping with our motto “Make it your Style!”. As mentioned above, the system comprises not only a multitude of materials but also specially designed components for single-layer and multiple-layer tech- niques. This allows users to select those materials from the IPS Style range that match their personal preferences and the given indica- tion. Everything is possible - from fast one-layer applications to highly estheticlayeringmethods. Dental Tribune MEA/CAPPmea: What were the special challenges in the de- velopment ofthenewceramic? MartinFrontull:Themarketgenerally expects to be supplied with innova- tions, but not in metal-ceramics. We thereforehadtodevelopanewprod- uct that was so well designed that it would convince users of its benefits straight away when they first see it. Achieving this objective was a chal- lenge. Another task was related to materials science: The effects of the individual constituents of a material cannot always be reliably predicted from the beginning. We had to solve this aspect by carefully approaching an optimum balance. We also had to take into account that the targeted improvement of one property may resultinthedeteriorationofanother. Ourgoalwastotakeadvantageofthe benefits of oxyapatite without sacri- ficing the proven properties of leu- cite and fluorapatite. In addition, the new metal ceramic should allow low fusing temperatures while exhibit- ing the top-of-the-range properties of high sintered ceramics. And one more thing: The ceramic had to fit into our existing ceramic concept. In sum,wefacedquiteafewchallenges. Dental Tribune MEA/CAPPmea: For what isIPSStyleparticularlysuitable? Martin Frontull: IPS Style is suitable for any metal-ceramic restoration, ranging from single crowns to mul- tiple-unit bridges, veneers and resto- rations involving gingival parts. The system encompasses both IPS Style Ceram for the conventional multi- layer technique and IPS Style Ceram One for the one-layer technique. IPS Style Ceram is particularly suitable for areas where esthetics plays an especially significant role such as in the anterior region. In the posterior region, IPS Style Ceram One is ide- ally used. IPS Style can be perfectly matched with restorations made of IPS e.max because the ceramic blends with the overall oral sur- roundings functionally and estheti- callywithoutanydifficulty.Asacon- sequence, complex clinical cases can be solved to the complete satisfac- tionofboththeoperatorandpatient. Dental Tribune MEA/CAPPmea: What do technicians need to know before theyuseIPSStyleforthefirst time? Martin Frontull: IPS Style is an entire- ly new material and cannot be com- pared with existing products. How- ever,theapplicationprocedureisthe ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providersof continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Join the largest educational network in dentistry! www.DTStudyClub.com – education everywhere and anytime – live and interactive webinars – more than 1,000 archived courses – a focused discussion forum – free membership – no travel costs – no time away from the practice – interaction with colleagues and experts across the globe – a growing database of scientific articles and case reports – ADA CERP-recognized credit administration register for FREE Dental Tribune Study Club

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