Matthias Kern

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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)
This study aimed to evaluate the assessment of attractiveness of standardized changes in incisor proportions. Two original photographs, showing the maxillary anterior teeth in the frame of a smile, were computer-manipulated. From the so-produced symmetrical 'golden standard' images, two sets were constructed. Each set contained one golden standard image and(More)
This study aimed to examine whether there exists a gender-dependent correlation between the inverted face shape and that of the upper central incisor as the literature often suggests. Standardized portraits and anterior tooth photographs of 204 dental students were made. Standardized enlargements of facial outlines and of the upper right incisor outlines(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the two-body wear resistance of different artificial denture teeth when opposed to steatite ceramic balls in a dual-axis chewing simulator. METHODS Artificial denture teeth including the ceramic tooth Bonartic CT, the composite resin tooth Condyloform II NFC, the acrylic resin teeth Bonartic TCR, Orthognath, Polystar Selection, SR(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to evaluate the retentive force of clasps made from three thermoplastic resins and cobalt-chromium (CoCr) alloy by the insertion/removal test simulating 10 years use. METHODS On standardized premolar metal crowns 112 clasps were fabricated, including 16 CoCr (1.0 mm thick) clasps and 32 clasps (1.0 or 1.5 mm(More)
PURPOSE This study evaluated the assessment of attractiveness of standardized changes in incisor angulation of different tooth arrangements. MATERIALS AND METHODS Four sets of images showing the maxillary anterior teeth without lips against a black background were used for evaluation. Each set contained the original photograph, one computer-manipulated(More)
  • Matthew Gubb, Jonathan Krueger, +32 authors Elmar Sander Kommunikationsdesign
  • 2013
Guidelines for national Waste ManaGeMent strateGies UNEP promotes environmentally sound practices globally and in its own activities. This publication is printed on 100% recycled paper, using petroleum-free inks and other eco-friendly practices. Our distribution policy aims to reduce UNEP's carbon footprint. This publication may be reproduced in whole or in(More)
BACKGROUND Various treatment options for the prosthetic treatment of jaws where all molars are lost are under discussion. Besides the placement of implants, two main treatment types can be distinguished: replacement of the missing molars with removable dental prostheses and non-replacement of the molars, i.e. preservation of the shortened dental arch.(More)
UNLABELLED The esthetic appearance of upper front teeth strongly depends on color, shape, size, width-to-height ratio, and position of teeth. In the past, these single esthetic aspects had been analyzed separately and not as a whole. Thus, the objective of this current study is to investigate the perception of the esthetics of upper front teeth whose image(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of cleaning procedures for air-abraded zirconia after contamination with two silicone disclosing agents. Air-abraded zirconia ceramic specimens (IPS e.max ZirCAD) were contaminated with either GC Fit Checker white or GC Fit Checker II. Untreated zirconia specimens were used as control. Afterwards the(More)