ONLINE ONLY ARTICLES
Tooth Sensitivity After Dental Bleaching With a Desensitizer-containing and a Desensitizer-free Bleaching Gel: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
The use of bleaching gel with desensitizer does not reduce the risk and intensity of sensitivity after tooth whitening.
The use of argon plasma application as a surface treatment did not improve the bond strength of composite repairs. The traditional protocol combining sandblasting, silanization, and the use of a hydrophobic bonding adhesive was the most reliable method.
Delayed Photoactivation of Dual-cure Composites: Effect on Cuspal Flexure, Depth-of-cure, and Mechanical Properties
Delaying two minutes before light-curing after placing dual-cure composites can take advantage of shrinkage stress reduction of the slower self-cure component before the more rapid photoactivation without impacting curing depth or mechanical properties.
CLINICAL TECHNIQUE/CASE REPORT
Restoration of a Mandibular Incisor With a Computer-aided Design/Computer-aided Manufacturing Fabricated Anterior Onlay
The author proposes a new treatment option for nonsurgical root canal treated mandibular anterior teeth using a computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing system without conventional post and core.
A Randomized Double-blind Clinical Trial of Dentin Surface Treatments for Composite Restorations in Noncarious Cervical Lesions: A 36-month Evaluation
Treating dentin surfaces with an ultrasound probe provides similar clinical performance to conventional techniques while increasing acid-etching time results in a higher risk of failure over time.
Clinical Evaluation of Two Different Prevention Programs in Adults Depending on Their Caries Risk Profile: One-year Results
The application of preventive protocols in patients with high and moderate caries risk differs. Regarding low-risk patients, the application of oral hygiene instructions is essential.
Comparison of Whitening Dentifrices on the Effectiveness of In-office Tooth Bleaching: A Double-blind Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial
The use of whitening dentifrices is not recommended during in-office tooth bleaching. However, the application of whitening dentifrices after the bleaching treatments helps to maintain the whitening results.
Effectiveness of Dental Bleaching With 37.5% and 6% Hydrogen Peroxide and Its Effect on Quality of Life
A gel with a low concentration of hydrogen peroxide (6%) achieves effective whitening with a low occurrence and intensity of sensitivity. It also generates a positive effect on psychosocial impact and esthetic self-perception among patients.
Surface Roughness of Ceramic-Resin Composites After Femtosecond Laser Irradiation, Sandblasting or Acid Etching and Their Bond Strength With and Without Silanization to a Resin Cement
The femtosecond laser irradiation and silanization seem to be a promising treatment for improving the bond strength of resin cement to Vita Enamic and Lava Ultimate. It is expected that dental configurations of ultra short pulse lasers such as femtosecond lasers will reduce the drawbacks of available dental lasers used for roughening restorative materials.
In-office desensitizing products are innovative and conservative methods for the decrease of dentin hypersensitivity due to its tubule occlusion properties. Depending on the diagnostic and pain related to the patient, the dentist is the professional responsible for indicating the appropriate treatment.
Mouth rinses are popular agents used in combination with esthetic treatments. Some mouth rinses containing different active ingredients can affect bleached enamel properties.
Impact of Silane-containing Universal Adhesive on the Biaxial Flexural Strength of a Resin Cement/Glass-ceramic System
Using an efficient silane primer is crucial to improve an indirect bonded ceramic restoration's mechanical properties and to preserve interface integrity with resin cement when submitted to load.
Does a Self-etching Ceramic Primer Improve Bonding to Lithium Disilicate Ceramics? Bond Strengths and FESEM Analyses
Etching with hydrofluoric acid (HF) followed by a silane coupling agent may still be the most reliable surface treatment for lithium disilicate ceramics. Clinicians may need to be aware of HF etchants that result in surface overetching.