Matthias Kern

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OBJECTIVES Resin bonding to yttrium-oxide--partially-stabilized zirconia ceramic (YPSZ) cannot be established by standard methods that are utilized for conventional silica-based dental ceramics. It was our hypothesis that adhesive bonding methods suitable for glass-infiltrated alumina ceramic can also be used to bond successfully to YPSZ. To prove this(More)
Current ceramic materials offer preferred optical properties for highly esthetic restorations. The inherent brittleness of some ceramic materials, specific treatment modalities, and certain clinical situations require resin bonding of the completed ceramic restoration to the supporting tooth structures for long-term clinical success. This article presents a(More)
The association between obesity and impaired insulin sensitivity has long been recognized, although a subgroup of obese individuals seems to be protected from insulin resistance. In this study, we systematically studied differences in adipose tissue biology between insulin-sensitive (IS) and insulin-resistant (IR) individuals with morbid obesity. On the(More)
Silica coating can improve bonding of resin to glass-infiltrated aluminum oxide ceramic (In-Ceram), and sandblasting is a pretreatment to thermal silica coating (Silicoater MD system) or a tribochemical coating process (Rocatec system). This study evaluated the effects of sandblasting and coating techniques on volume loss, surface morphology, and surface(More)
The purpose of this prospective study was to evaluate the clinical outcome of three- to four-unit posterior all-ceramic fixed dental prostheses (FDPs) made of yttria-stabilized tetragonal zirconia-polycrystal ceramic frameworks (CerconBase; Degudent). Fifty-eight restorations were placed in 48 patients. Twenty-four FDPs had an end abutment design (EAD)(More)
Chemerin is a chemoattractant adipokine that regulates adipogenesis and may induce insulin resistance. Chemerin serum concentrations are elevated in obese, insulin-resistant, and inflammatory states in vivo. Here we investigate the role of omental (OM) and subcutaneous (SC) adipose tissue chemerin and CMKLR1 messenger RNA (mRNA) expression in human obesity.(More)
Air-abrasion seems to be mandatory for durable resin bonding to zirconia ceramic. Air-abrasion might compromise the ceramic strength by creating surface defects. Therefore, omitting air-abrasion or using reduced air-pressure seems desirable. We tested the null hypotheses that omitting air-abrasion or using reduced air-pressure does not affect zirconia(More)
The evidence concerning the management of shortened dental arch (SDA) cases is sparse. This multi-center study was aimed at generating data on outcomes and survival rates for two common treatments, removable dental prostheses (RDP) for molar replacement or no replacement (SDA). The hypothesis was that the treatments lead to different incidences of tooth(More)
The study was designed to provide clinical outcome data for two treatments of the shortened dental arch (SDA). In a multicenter randomized controlled clinical trial, patients with complete molar loss in one jaw were provided with either a partial removable dental prosthesis (PRDP) retained with precision attachments or treated according to the SDA concept(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the long-term outcome of all-ceramic resin-bonded fixed dental prostheses (RBFDPs) made with a two-retainer design or a cantilever single-retainer design. MATERIALS AND METHODS Overall, 38 anterior RBFDPs were made from a glass-infiltrated alumina ceramic (In-Ceram). Sixteen RBFDPs had a two-retainer design, while 22 RBFDPs had a(More)