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International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry  (English Edition)



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Int J Esthet Dent 1 (2006), No. 4     16. Jan. 2007
Int J Esthet Dent 1 (2006), No. 4  (16.01.2007)

Page 326-339, PubMed:19655502

Improved Communication During Treatment Planning Using Light-Curing Hybrid Wax for Esthetic Try-in Restorations
Witkowski, Siegbert / Kunz, Andreas / Wagenknecht, Günther
The chance for a successful restorative outcome is improved when the clinician, the laboratory technician, and the patient agree on the design and appearance of the planned dental prosthesis as early as possible. A try-in of a planned dental restoration in the patient's mouth provides the parties involved in treatment planning with the ability to determine treatment goals together. The following article describes the use of a novel light-curing hybrid wax, a resinlike material that allows natural-looking, fracture-proof esthetic try-in restorations. Corrections can be made chairside by adding or removing material. The material is suitable for all indications involving fixed or removable dentures. Moreover, as the material can be burned without producing residues, it can be used directly in other applications such as pressable ceramics, ceramics pressed to metal, and casting techniques. A clinical case demonstrating the use of the hybrid wax is also presented.
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