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Inside Dental Technology eBook

Shade Infiltration Guide for Wieland Zenostar® Zirconia

Case report depicts natural-looking, highly functional monolithic restorations

By Lee Culp, CDT

November 20, 2014

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Full‐contour zirconia Wieland Zenostar® restorations offer high strength and esthetics
  • Internal shade infiltration technique helps ensure natural tooth detail in monolithic material
  • With the material and process used, a single crown can be glazed in less than 10 seconds
  • The restorations can be polished to a “pearl‐like” sheen

As a leading expert in dental materials, Lee Culp, CDT, holds numerous patents and is internationally recognized as one of today’s most innovative artisans in the specialty of functional esthetics. In this useful guide, he describes the process of fabricating full‐contour zirconia restorations, complete with shade infiltration and glazing. The end‐result is monolithic restorations with high esthetics and function—and patient satisfaction.

About the Author

Lee Culp, CDT, is chief technology officer of MicroDental Laboratories in Dublin, California. He is also adjunct professor in the graduate prosthetics department at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He maintains an active teaching schedule at various postgraduate teaching centers focusing on digital, reconstructive, and esthetic dentistry. Lee is the editor-in-chief of Spectrum and associate editor of Teamwork, and serves on the editorial board of Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry, Compendium, and Inside Dentistry.

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