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Dental dam clamp adaptation method on carved gypsum cast.

Cazacu NC - J Med Life (2014 Oct-Dec)

Bottom Line: Dental Dam is the safest and most efficient isolation technique in endodontics and restorative dentistry, but it also used in esthetics, orthodontics, prosthetics, pedodontics and periodontology (for teeth immobilization).In 10 cases, the anchor tooth did not provide enough stability to the standard clamp--as provided by the producer.Therefore, in such situations, the clamps should be adapted in order to provide stability and assure the safe isolation during the treatment.

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Affiliation: CNC Dental Art, Bucharest, Romania; "Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy", Faculty of Dentistry, Bucharest, Romania.

ABSTRACT

Rationale: Dental Dam is the safest and most efficient isolation technique in endodontics and restorative dentistry, but it also used in esthetics, orthodontics, prosthetics, pedodontics and periodontology (for teeth immobilization). While in most cases the standard clamps are efficient, in some clinical situations clamp adaptation is mandatory in order to assure a tight contact on the tooth.

Objective: The purpose of this study is to list the elements of the clamp, which should be modified in order to assure a secure constriction of the clamp on the anchor tooth, by using the carved gypsum cast method.

Methods and results: 100 patients were examined, diagnosed and treated for various diagnoses like simple decay, gangrene, chronic apical periodontitis, and endodontic retreatments. The clamps used in this study were produced by Hu-Friedy, Hygenic, KKD, SDI, Hager & Werken. In 10 cases, the anchor tooth did not provide enough stability to the standard clamp--as provided by the producer. Therefore, we have done some adjustments to some of the elements of the clamp: the arch, the wings, the plateau, the active area, and the contact points. In 6 cases, major clamp adaptations on carved gypsum cast were imperative.

Discussion: The classic clamps cannot provide a grip to be enough in all the clinical cases due to the huge variety and position and implantation of the anchor teeth. Therefore, in such situations, the clamps should be adapted in order to provide stability and assure the safe isolation during the treatment. The modified clamps will be useful in similar cases, so they must be kept.

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Reinforced restoration with fiberglass posts; clamp 201 modified; supplementary sealer: Block Out Resin Ultradent
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Dental dam clamp adaptation method on carved gypsum cast.

Cazacu NC - J Med Life (2014 Oct-Dec)

Reinforced restoration with fiberglass posts; clamp 201 modified; supplementary sealer: Block Out Resin Ultradent
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4316126&req=5

Figure 17: Reinforced restoration with fiberglass posts; clamp 201 modified; supplementary sealer: Block Out Resin Ultradent
Bottom Line: Dental Dam is the safest and most efficient isolation technique in endodontics and restorative dentistry, but it also used in esthetics, orthodontics, prosthetics, pedodontics and periodontology (for teeth immobilization).In 10 cases, the anchor tooth did not provide enough stability to the standard clamp--as provided by the producer.Therefore, in such situations, the clamps should be adapted in order to provide stability and assure the safe isolation during the treatment.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: CNC Dental Art, Bucharest, Romania; "Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy", Faculty of Dentistry, Bucharest, Romania.

ABSTRACT

Rationale: Dental Dam is the safest and most efficient isolation technique in endodontics and restorative dentistry, but it also used in esthetics, orthodontics, prosthetics, pedodontics and periodontology (for teeth immobilization). While in most cases the standard clamps are efficient, in some clinical situations clamp adaptation is mandatory in order to assure a tight contact on the tooth.

Objective: The purpose of this study is to list the elements of the clamp, which should be modified in order to assure a secure constriction of the clamp on the anchor tooth, by using the carved gypsum cast method.

Methods and results: 100 patients were examined, diagnosed and treated for various diagnoses like simple decay, gangrene, chronic apical periodontitis, and endodontic retreatments. The clamps used in this study were produced by Hu-Friedy, Hygenic, KKD, SDI, Hager & Werken. In 10 cases, the anchor tooth did not provide enough stability to the standard clamp--as provided by the producer. Therefore, we have done some adjustments to some of the elements of the clamp: the arch, the wings, the plateau, the active area, and the contact points. In 6 cases, major clamp adaptations on carved gypsum cast were imperative.

Discussion: The classic clamps cannot provide a grip to be enough in all the clinical cases due to the huge variety and position and implantation of the anchor teeth. Therefore, in such situations, the clamps should be adapted in order to provide stability and assure the safe isolation during the treatment. The modified clamps will be useful in similar cases, so they must be kept.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus