This is what my monolithic DD contrast® painting looks like in Norwegian
My goal was to produce an anterior tooth in A2 according to VITA®. I used the zirconium oxide DD cube ONE® ML A2 (HT +).
After milling and sintering, I reduced the anterior tooth by 0.1 mm in the incisal third and thus slightly highlighted the mamelons. The margins have been rubberized to the level of the preparation margin. Afterward, steam off, clean, and start.
If you want more control over the surface texture, you can perform a subsequent glaze firing. Simply apply the glaze thickly with a texture brush.
The consistency of the glaze should not be diluted in this case. Then let it dry with some heat until the surface looks liquid-matt, but not dry-white.
At this stage, the glaze is ‘plastically deformable’ and does not run. This makes it easy to work the surface with a fan brush or to work in the perikymata / retzius stripes.
DD cubeX2® with the highest translucency (Super High Translucent/SHT) in the material group is ideally suited for anterior aesthetics if the shade of the stump is lighter or does not deviate significantly from the desired tooth shade.
We recommend DD cube ONE® (High Translucent Plus/HT+) for bridges > 4 units or if a little more masking is required.
In terms of light and color dynamics, strength (indication), and opacity (residual limb situation), the Dental Direkt zirconium oxide types offer all options. In particular, our monolithic zirconium oxides DD cubeX²® and DD cube ONE® offer the perfect basis for individualization and finishing with DD contrast® – the perfect symbiosis.
DD contrast® texture mask can be used excellently in the inner part of the tooth to cover up stump discolorations.