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IDS 2017: Ceramic innovations



At the IDS 2017 from 21 to 25 March in Cologne, precoloured veneering ceramics, infiltration method, staining techniques and economic production options for aesthetic restorations are central themes.

 - Dental industry presents innovative methods.
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Dental industry presents innovative methods.

As far as teeth are concerned, the dental industry has created a host of innovative methods and products over the past decades, which narrow the gap more and more between a high ideal and the achievable reality. These include modern diagnosis and therapy options (i.e. face scanners, backward planning implantology, controlled tissue generation) and in particular ceramic materials. The trade fair visitor can gain a comprehensive overview at the International Dental Show in Cologne, from 21 to 25 March 2017.

Ceramcis and no end in sight

It goes without saying that ceramics are predestined for use in dentistry because of their white basic colouring. They have been playing an outstanding role as veneering materials for decades and they have increasingly been establishing themselves as framework material for around twenty years. Zirconium oxide, lithium disilicate, zirconium oxide reinforced lithium disilicate - a whole row of options are available today depending on the individual indication.

How far these indications range in detail remains to be an exciting question. For example, to what extent can zirconium oxide reinforced lithium silicate be used for bridges? Or a single implant from the (artificial) root to the crown be made out of zirconium oxide? In which cases can hybrid ceramics be used as a possible alternative? The visitors will find straightforward answers at IDS 2017.

Attractive aesthetics

With a veneer that matches the colour of the patient's teeth, a restoration is (almost) as identical to the natural teeth as two peas in a peapod. The most striking development, however, is that attractive aesthetics can also be achieved in many cases without using veneer. This saves time and enables a level of work efficiency that was previously not known.

Economic production

Several aesthetic and at the same time economic solutions are available to the laboratory and dental practice. For example an effective measure is furnishing one's own room for shade matching. Extended diagnostics including the simulation of the prosthetic final results with face scanners in the practice are further supportive measures. Digitalised data allows the information gained to be passed on to the laboratory.

The dental industry will be demonstrating the potential the highly emotional theme "Aesthetics" offers at the International Dental Show (IDS) 2017 in Cologne. Here the manufacturers will be presenting their latest developments. Dental technicians and dentists can discover innovations and everyone has the opportunity to profit from the knowledge exchange - ideally while doing a joint tour round the fair. It is going to be especially interesting because products and methods will be presented live, examined and tangibly comprehended at IDS. Their actual benefit for the users will thus become directly clear. This will enable dentists and dental technicians to make future-proof investment decisions for their own businesses.