Remaining Time

Andreas Kurbad

Dentist in private practice since 1990
CEREC user since 1994
Member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Computerized Dentistry
Member of the editorial board of the German Quintessence Journal of Dental Technology
Member of the editorial board of the International Digital Dental News Journal
More than 100 publications about All-Ceramics, computerized dentistry, implatology, epidemiology
Co-Publisher of the Quintessence book ‘CAD/CAM and All-Ceramics’
Main focus of work, lectures and publications: Restorative dentistry, adhesive technique, all-ceramics, computerized dentistry and implantology
Since 1996 presenting seminars on clinics of all-ceramics and computerized dentistry
For more than 10 years lecturer at the ‘Karl-Häupl-Institute’ in Düsseldorf
Foundation member of the ‘Cerec Masters Club’
In-office Digital Solutions - Expanding the limits
The use of digital technologies is a growing trend in all branches and to believe, that this won’t come to the dental clinics is a big mistake. If we look for x-ray technologies – the most of these things today is done digital. And nobody wants to return to the old methods.
It’s only a question of time, when impressions completely will be done digital. There are so much benefits, nobody can ignore. It’s more simple, more accurate, faster and the data can be combined with other digital information, for instance x-ray or motion trackers.
With the use of modern design software and fast and effective milling units the digital impressions can be directly processed and the final restorations can be produced in one treatment session. These in-office treatment has a lot of benefits – costs (for instance for provisionals) can be saved, it’s time effective for the team and the patients too, the results can be improved by better adhesive technique. More and more materials will be optimized for the in-office treatment. They are strong enough, have very short processing times and perfect esthetics, a monolithic use without veneering is possible. Modern cementation techniques are completing the system. They are easy to use and the basis for excellent survival rates, which can be shown in a lot of scientific studies.