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Special Issues
July/August 2019
Volume 40, Issue 1

Failed Crowns Open up New Possibilities for Full-Arch Rehabilitation

Apolinar Madrigal, DDS

When a 58-year-old woman presented to the author's practice she had two failed crowns, a previously identified infection, failing composites, and other esthetic concerns that needed attention. Due to the complexity of the patient's oral condition and the requirement for various types of restorations, the clinician needed the expertise of a dental laboratory that could help execute the case with flawless precision. Because of the wide variety of restorative options it offers, as well as products and services such as Trial Smile and the Additive-Reductive Template (A.R.T.®) technique, the clinician sent the case to DenMat® Laboratory ( For this case, the dental team relied on placement of a Hahn Tapered Implant (Glidewell Direct, and a DenMat lithium-disilicate screw-retained crown on tooth No. 8; DenMat lithium-disilicate crowns on teeth Nos. 7, 9, and 10; and minimally invasive Lumineers® veneers (DenMat) on teeth Nos. 4 through 6, 11, and 12. The full-arch rehabilitation was completed with the delivery of other necessary restorative work, including removal of failing amalgams and placement of Nuance® universal composite (DenMat). DenMat's A.R.T. technique guided the clinician during the preparation of teeth Nos. 4 through 6, 11, and 12, and the use of Trial Smile simplified the temporization process.

Key Takeaways

Dental lab partner-DenMat Laboratory offers products and services, ranging from restorative solutions to instruments to final restorations, that allow clinicians to treat the most esthetically demanding patients and is an excellent partner for dental practices that demand high-quality service and beautiful lab work.

First-class service-All restorations are fabricated in the company's California headquarters, and clinicians have real-time interaction with expert dental technicians to allow for complete oversight, which is especially critical
when restoring complex cases.

Implant restorations-These are the latest product offerings from DenMat Laboratory, which continues to evolve and provide customers with complete top-to-bottom services and everyday solutions.

About the Author

Apolinar Madrigal, DDS
Private Practice
Ceres, California and León
Guanajuato, Mexico
Dental Trinity Advanced Dental Education
Ceres, California

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