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How to Match Central Incisors Using a Jacket Crown and Laminate Veneer Made With Noritake EX-3 Porcelain
Mismatched central incisors are a relatively common scenario, and a source of distress to the patient. Despite the high occurrence of these cases, it remains technically challenging for the technician...See more and dentist alike to restore two central incisors that are esthetically balanced while being true to form and function. In addition, the complexity of the case is magnified by the fact that very often, each incisor requires different treatment. co-authored by Dr. Rebecca Sharif; clinical case by Dr. Efim Fichman, DDS Kuraray America, Inc.: A Synergy of Art and Science Strengthens Product Line In April 2012, Noritake Dental Supply Co., Ltd. integrated with Kuraray Medical Inc. to form Kuraray Noritake Dental Inc.; the U.S. representative of Noritake products is now Kuraray America, Inc. Both headquartered in Japan, Kuraray Medical is renowned for its dental adhesives and cements--including the Panavia, Clearfil and Majesty lines--while Noritake Dental Supply is distinguished for its high quality ceramic technology, having introduced its dental ceramic line in 1987. "Historically, Kuraray has been known as a scientific- and process-driven company and Noritake is celebrated for its artistry. With each company drawing on the strengths of their different backgrounds and cultures, they are now an integrated force that's evaluating, identifying and addressing market needs as one entity," says Larry Zeno, Senior Sales Manager, Kuraray America. The established laboratory product line includes the Noritake EX-3 porcelain line; Cerabien ZR Porcelain for zirconia; and CZR PRESS, a pressable ingot for zirconia. Since the integration, the company has introduced Katana Zirconia ML, a highly translucent multilayered zirconia disc with four gradations of color that offers the look of layered porcelain in one material (see the Katana Zirconia ML case study on page 8 for more details). New products for the clinical market include Clearfil Majesty ES Flow resin composite and Teethmate Desensitizer.
Specially developed for the two-layer buildup technique for PFM restorations, the Noritake EX-3 Speed Enamel creates...See more a beautiful opalescent effect and precise shades similar to natural enamel. Esthetic restorations are easily completed with a simple application method. Delivering consistent performance in a shorter time for custom restoration cases, EX-3 Speed Enamel is ideal for mass-production as well. Contact Zahn Dental, the exclusive U.S. partner of Noritake Products for KURARAY AMERICA.
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