Dr Markus Lenhard: Tetric EvoCeram® 10 Years of Clinical Evidence

A classic celebrates its birthday: Tetric EvoCeram®, the universal composite restorative is marking a decade of clinical use. To date, more than 100 million restorations have been placed with the product. These restorations continue to look esthetic even after a number of years – a fact that has been confirmed by long-term studies. 

Tetric EvoCeram Bulk Fill is the latest further development. It additionally contains the innovative, patented light initiator Ivocerin. 

Dr. Markus Lenhard

Dr. Markus Lenhard“I believe that Tetric EvoCeram® Bulk Fill is a very good composite material with excellent handling properties. Furthermore, it simplifies and expedites the layering procedure. You can almost say that, once you have worked with Tetric EvoCeram Bulk Fill, you no longer want to work with conventional composites.”

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Dr Markus Lenhard Case Picture

Prof. Dr Jürgen Manhart: Tetric EvoCeram® 10 Years of Clinical Evidence

A classic celebrates its birthday: Tetric EvoCeram®, the universal composite restorative, is marking a decade of clinical use. To date, more than 100 million restorations have been placed with the product. These restorations continue to look esthetic even after a number of years – a fact that has been confirmed by long-term studies. 

Tetric EvoCeram Bulk Fill is the latest further development. It additionally contains the innovative, patented light initiator Ivocerin. 

Prof. Dr Jurgen ManhartProf. Dr Jürgen Manhart

“I have used Tetric EvoCeram® for a decade. My patients’ fillings look great, even years after placement.”

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Prof. Dr Jurgen Manhart case

Kristen: A smile transformed

KristenKristen is a radiographer from Ceader Rapids, Iowa, who has experienced the life changing effects of dentures. Before her new dentures, she was worried about her appearance, what she could eat, and even weather her teeth would stay in place. She had dentures but was concerned they were too white and unnatural looking. They also did not stay in place, limiting what she could eat comfortably.

She felt depressed and anxious, aware that her dental situation was hindering her from being happy. She spoke less, not wanting anyone to notice how bandy her dentures fit. Eventually, it got to the point where she could no longer ignore her situation. Feeling helpless, she decided to get new dentures.

A smile transformed

Once Kristen received her new dentures, she noticed an immediate change. Her new dentures are permanently fixed with implants, so she does not have to worry about them shifting out of place our becoming too loose. She says that she likes the color of her new dentures, as they are not quite as white as her old set, so they look much more natural. When she was fitter for her new dentures, her dentist elongated the teeth as well to achieve a much more esthetic look, which made Kristen happy. Now her teeth look natural and beautiful.

Her family has noticed the difference as well. Kristen points out that her daughter has commented on how much Kristen smiles now, a reflection of how happy and confident she has become since receiving her new dentures. The rest of her family, encouraged by Kristen to be honest, admits that her old dentures were too white and looked fake, but could be happier for her now that she has her new smile.

Kristen couldnt be happier

A new outlook

Today, Kristen has a brand new perspective on life. She is no longer self-conscious about her smile. In fact, she continuously receives compliments on her new smile. She notes that she used to be incredibly self-conscious about other people looking at her, as she was always concerned they saw what she saw: an unpleasant, poorly designed smile. Now, she says, when she sees people looking at her, “I feel like it’s because they think I have a nice smile, that I’m an attractive person, so it gives me more confidence.”

While she was initially apprehensive about the number of appointments and the surgery involved, she now says that having new dentures is the best thing that could have happened to her. The support she received from her dental team has enabled her to move forward with her life. Sometimes, she says, “I forget I’m even wearing my dentures because they just feel like my regular teeth!”

Dr. Eduardo Mahn: Tetric EvoCeram® 10 Years of Clinical Evidence

A classic celebrates its birthday: Tetric EvoCeram®, the universal composite restorative, is marking a decade of clinical use. To date, more than 100 million restorations have been placed with the product. These restorations continue to look esthetic even after a number of years – a fact that has been confirmed by long-term studies. 

Tetric EvoCeram Bulk Fill is the latest further development. It additionally contains the innovative, patented light initiator Ivocerin. 

Dr. Eduardo Mahn

Dr Eduardo Mahn“I have used Tetric EvoCeram® ever since it was launched. It is very reassuring to see that the quality of the restorations continues to be outstanding, even after a number of years. My experiences have been excellent not only with Tetric EvoCeram, but also with its predecessor, Tetric Ceram. Therefore, I expect similar performance using the further developed Tetriv EvoCeram Bulk Fill.”

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Eduardo Case 1

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Eduardo Case 2

A comparison of the Z250 and Tetric EvoCeram restorations placed in the same tooth revealed clear differences with regard to wear and dimensional stability within a similar wear period. 

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Dane: Rebuilding His Smile, Rebuilding His Life

DaneDane is from Boise, Idaho – small town America, not necessarily the place you’d imagine a person would begin an enormous journey. But starting with his e.max® restorations, Dane has made an epic sojourn from where his life was before.

Dane was a homebuilder who fell on very hard times when the economy failed in 2008. He went from prosperity to the brink of disaster. He was about to loose everything he worked so hard for – hundreds of thousands of dollars, his home, his vehicles and most importantly his family. And what he did loose may have been the most essential thing of all – his confidence. But fate let him to meet someone during a remodeling project that put him on the path to complete transformation. This person told him about how his smile was directly related to confidence, and Dane realized that he needed to restore his confidence first before he could repair anything else in his life that was broken.

Investing in himself

Despite having lost everything and being nearly destitute, he decided to fix his smile. And even though he was on the brink of divorce, his wife still believed in him and they decided to save the money he needed to correct his teeth. Dane had been hiding behind a closed mouth for years. His smile was yellow and his teeth were literally falling apart due to sport injuries and poor dental care.

It was very important to Dane that, if he was going to make this investment in himself at a time when the sacrifice was greatest, he wanted to materials to be the absolute best. His dentist chose e.max for Dane, telling him, “It’s called e.max and it changes everything!” Thats exactly what Dane was looking for. He knew e.max was going to be perfect for him, as he needed something durable to keep up with his active lifestyle.

Dane: Before and After

Life-changing… and changing lives

Now as a dental technician himself, Dane has come to further appreciate many other aspects of e.max. Dane remarks, “e.max is a great product to work with. Not only is it beautiful in the laboratory, but it’s beautiful in the mouth. It allows us, as artists, to recreate life in a third dimension, as it makes a realistic restoration. You’re not faking anything. You are putting a tooth together with those products, and it is amazing.”

Dane has had a remarkable journey, and his e.max smile literally saved his life. He used to be a guy who built homes, and now he’s a guy who builds smiles. And his smile was the first! Going from losing everything to having it all is a tremendous feat– his family is together he has gone all over the world to practice his new passion as a dental technician, and now he is even an award winning Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion! Only being in his early 30s, who knows what else is in store for Dane.

But he probably says it best, what e.max gave to him: “I used to build homes, but to be an artist and now to be able to help people, it’s the most fulfilling thing I’ve done.” Because Dane worked so hard to get his own e.max smile and saw the change it made for him, he now enjoys giving others the same durable, long-lasting, beautiful and quality e.max smile that transformed his life.

Advertising Spotlight | Ivoclar Vivadent: Ivocerin®

Advertising Spotlight | Ivoclar Vivadent

Ivoclar Vivadent’s Tetric EvoCeram® Bulk Fill represents a significant advancement in resin-based filling materials and an entirely new technology for the faster, more efficient placement of direct composite restorations without compAdvertising Spotlight 2romise to any physical properties. Formulated with patented Ivocerin® – a new light-initiator that provides deeper and more efficient depth-of-cure and shorter curing time – Tetric EvoCeram Bulk Fill is an easily adaptable, completely curable (up to 4 mm) low shrinkage material that provides the perfect combination of productivity, performance, and esthetics.

Ivocerin is a new germanium- based light-initiator developed by Ivoclar Vivadent and used exclusively in Tetric EvoCeram Bulk Fill. This new initiator allows Tetric EvoCeram Bulk Fill to cure faster and deeper than other composite materials without increasing translucency or reducing working time. The absorption spectrum of Ivoerin fills the “gap” between traditional light-initiators used in today’s most popular composite materials. It not only cures fast, but cures well beyond the 2 mm limit of traditional initiators, achieving an efficient depth-of-cure at 4 mm.

With Ivocerin, Tetric EvoCeram Bulk Fill can be cured in layers of up to 4 mm in just 10 seconds (using a light with minimum output >1,000 mW/cm2). Additionally, because Tetric EvoCeram Bulk Fill contains a shrinkage stress reliever, the shrinkage stress distributed along cavity walls and surfaces and the shrinkage volume experienced during polymerization are exceptionally low.

Tetric EvoCeram Bulk Fill also features layered silicates for a smooth consistency that adapts well to cavity walls and can be applied and contoured easily with conventional dental instruments. No additional equipment is required. Restorations are polished quickly and easily due to the material’s well-balanced filler composition. The three universal shades (IVA for slightly reddish teeth; IVB for slightly yellowish teeth; and IVW for quick deciduous filings or light-colored teeth) demonstrate an enamel-like translucency of 15%, so restorations blend seamlessly with natural dentition. Yet the material demonstrates high radiopacity for easy detection on dental x-rays.

Ivoclar Vivadent Matches Oral Health America Donations up to $50,000

Matching Gift Campaign Doubles Ability to Support Older Adult Oral Healthcare Initiatives

The wisdom tooth project

Now through December 31st, Ivoclar Vivadent will match every dollar donated to Oral Health America (OHA), up to a maximum of 50,000 dollars raised will be used to support OHA’s Wisdom Tooth Project®, a comprehensive oral healthcare program designed to increase adults and caregivers to research oral health information and local resources online at tooth wisdom.org and to learn firsthand about self-care during in-person Tooth Wisdom: Get Smart About Your Mouth workshops. Thanks to the generosity of Ivoclar Vivadent, those looking to support these types of innovative programs can double the impact of their donation during the matching guilt period.

“Ivoclar Vivadent is committed to supporting the Wisdom Tooth Project and needs of older Americans and their caregivers,” said Dr. George Tysowsky, VP of Technology at Ivoclar Vivadent. “I’m challenging my fellow dental professionals to get involved and take advantage of our matching gift opportunity!”

Those interested in making a gift to OHA can do so online at http://www.oralhealthamerica.org/donate or by calling Brad McLaughlin, Director of Development, at (312) 836-9900.