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...See more 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. New products for the clinical market include Clearfil Majesty ES Flow resin composite and Teethmate Desensitizer. For a step-by-step look at the use of some the company’s products, click here.
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 To read more about the Noritake Dental Supply Co., Ltd. and Kuraray Medical Inc. merger, click here.
DENTAL TEAM: Kazunobu Yamada, RDT, Cusp Dental Supply Co., Ltd., Nagoya, Japan and Dr. Yoshihiko Mutobe, Mutobe Dental Clinic, Osaka, Japan RESTORATIVE PROBLEM: The patient had a full cast crown on tooth...See more #30 but wanted a more esthetic appearance. TREATMENT PLAN: The dental team opted for a full contour zirconia restoration using the new Katana Zirconia ML, a gradational multilayered zirconia disc with four layers of color--35% enamel, 15% of the first gradation layer, 15% of the second gradation layer and 35% dentin--that offers the look of layered porcelain. The pre-colored multilayered shades provide esthetic results without manual dipping or staining and eliminate additional material costs. KATANA Zirconia ML discs are available in three shades: A-Light, A-Dark and B-Light (KATANA HT--a high translucent mono-colored zirconia--is also available in three shades: HT10, HT12 and HT13). FABRICATION PROCESS: Since KATANA ML is a brand new material, the technician chose to fabricate two restorations in two different shades to study the process and get the best possible results. The case was scanned using the 3Shape D700 scanner and milled on the DWX-50N by Roland DG. After milling, Yamada evaluated the shade of the two different restorations. The A-Light crown was lighter than the prescribed shade of A3, so he adjusted the chroma using CERABIEN ZR (CZR) LF in shade A+; the stain further enhanced the lifelike appearance with minimal intervention. The A-Dark restoration matched the A3 shade tab nicely, so it was only polished using Noritake's Pearl Surface Z Diamond Paste for a mirror finish. At the try-in, the cervical shade of both restorations matched surrounding dentition but, on the occlusal, the enamel layer of the A-Light restoration was lighter than A3 in value. The A-Dark restoration was selected for the final prosthesis due to the natural look of the pre-colored enamel gradation and translucency. CONTACT: Call Kuraray America at 800-879-1676 or visit www.kuraraydental.com or www.kuraraynoritake.com.
Zirconia-reinforced materials are a new trend, and expanded options for pre-colored zirconia and ceramics for full contour restorations offer both efficiency and esthetics. Plus, a new type of material:...See more a biocompatible, millable resin on which the final restoration can be built; there's no need for casting or pressing.
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The gradational multilayered KATANA ML and high-translucent white KATANA HT discs for full contour zirconia restorations deliver esthetics, high flexural strength, fracture resistance, exceptional durability and the confidence...