Perfect shape and shade integration in the mouth of the patient is a prerequisite for a natural looking all-ceramic restoration. Several factors need to be taken in order to achieve the overall effect in terms of shade, including die shade, restoration thickness and translucency.
The Shade Navigation App from Ivoclar Vivadent assesses all of these factors to help patients and dental technicians alike determine the most suitable shade and transparency in five steps using: tooth colour, indication, die shade, layer thickness and material. As soon as the relevant factors are entered into the app, it presents the most suitable solution for the requested work.
The app has already won an innovation award at two regional trade fairs in Germany.
According to Ivoclar Vivadent, the app has now been further developed to include zirconium oxide in block and disc form, meaning that the app takes into account the entire palette of materials in the all-ceramic IPS e.max system.
Ivoclar Vivadent offers dentists and dental technicians a comprehensive portfolio of products and systems. Located in Schaan, it operates one of the largest R&D centres for the dental industry and collaborates with renowned institutes and universities.