Lecture: Lithium Disilicate Glass Ceramics: Selecting the right Ingots for Ideal Integrations and Maximum Aesthetic results
In the past few years, patients have become increasingly interested in aesthetic restorative procedures. As a result, the demand for all-ceramic restorations has risen greatly. By employing innovative ceramic components, such the new e.max lithium disilicate ingots, we can offer new aesthetic options for creating exceptional true-to-nature restorations even when conditions are not ideal for an excellent outcome. However, the characteristic that makes new materials more integratable from an aesthetics perspective, the translucency of the substructure, is also the most controversial limit. This feature adds a new evaluation parameter which is essential for all projects that involve the use of metal-free as a prosthetic solution, especially in the anterior sectors. The need for an exchange of information between the clinician and the technician is demonstrated by means of the step by step documentation of several clinical cases involving the anterior area.