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KATANA Zirconia Block: Useful tips for processing

March 05, 2021

KATANA Zirconia Block (Fig. 1) has hardly any features in common with the zirconia that was so popular in dental laboratories two decades ago and was used as a framework material. In many cases, this innovative zirconia serves as a functionally and aesthetically sensible alternative to high-strength glass-ceramics. Its flexural strength is higher than that of lithium disilicate, its translucency on a level with the low-translucency variant of the ceramic and its surface—if smoothly polished—antagonist-friendly, causing low wear.

Multilayered zirconia in different translucency levels

August 05, 2020

Kuraray Noritake Dental’s KATANA Zirconia ML was the first zirconia on the dental market with integrated shade gradation. First presented at the International Dental Show in 2013, this material has revolutionised the world of zirconia. Over the course of time, KATANA Zirconia UTML and STML and the change from ML to HTML have created a complete product portfolio. This article highlights the different characteristics of each of these varieties.

New paradigm in aesthetic restoration

July 31, 2020

This article presents a case of aesthetic restoration of anterior teeth using KATANA Zirconia Ultra Translucent Multi Layered (UTML; Kuraray Noritake Dental) complete anatomical crowns, with vestibular stratification, and the biologically oriented preparation technique (BOPT).

Full-mouth rehabilitation with three different types of KATANA Zirconia

July 23, 2020

A female patient came to Studio Cortellini in Riccione in Italy in order to improve not just her ability to chew but also the overall aesthetic appearance of her teeth. A clinical examination revealed the presence of several erosive lesions that contributed to her chewing problems and had caused a decrease in enamel thickness. This reduction in enamel, combined with a number of discoloured composite restorations, negatively affected the aesthetics of her smile.

CLEARFIL MAJESTY ES-2: A natural-looking composite

February 27, 2020

CLEARFIL MAJESTY ES-2 is a composite that allows for the effortless creation of natural-looking aesthetic restorations. The combination of its self-adaptive capacity thanks to the use of light diffusion technology, its natural fluorescence, its high filler content, its fine workability and its exceptional polishability guarantees an outstanding aesthetic result.

Clinical case: Central incisor veneers with PANAVIA V5

February 17, 2020

In this clinical case, Irfan Abas, an expert in the field of oral implantology and restorative dentistry, shows how excellent, lasting aesthetic results can be achieved with PANAVIA V5 cement (Kuraray Noritake Dental).

The KATANA Zirconia Block—Clinical experiences from Italy

June 14, 2019

Earlier this year, Kuraray Noritake Dental invited dental professionals from all over Europe to a symposium in Berlin in Germany that highlighted the newest research and clinical findings on the KATANA Zirconia Block, the latest addition to the KATANA family. One of the presenters was Dr Nicola Scotti, an assistant professor at the Department of Cariology and Operative Dentistry at the University of Turin’s Dental School and operator of his own private practice.

Cementation of zirconia

January 18, 2017

Ten-methacryloyloxydecyl dihydrogen phosphate is a bit of a tongue-twister for anyone not a chemist by profession, so in everyday communication, this adhesive monomer is referred to by its three initial letters, MDP. The monomer was developed by Kuraray Noritake Dental in 1981 to improve the adhesive strength to hydroxyapatite and has proved its strength ever since. It is indispensable in dentistry. For example, reliable adhesive cementation of zirconia restorations would not be possible without MDP.

Adhesive cementing of porcelain veneers with PANAVIA V5: A clinical report

December 07, 2016

Case presentation: A male patient reported to the clinic with two discoloured composite corner build-ups on teeth #11 and #21 (Fig. 1). These vital teeth had been damaged through dental trauma in his childhood. He was not satisfied with the aesthetics of the restorations, including the overall shape and colour of these teeth. It was therefore decided to create porcelain veneers to teeth #11 and #21.

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