BEAUTY COMES FROM WITHIN
If the base of the prosthesis is colored, it is better to use the sustainable insertion technique and not externally applied stains. The advantage of insertion is embedding the colors in the resin of the prosthesis base, as the basis resin and AESTHETIC Intensive Colors have the identical chemical composition: PMMA. This results in a chemically stable, homogeneous chemical compound. As a consequence, the colors do not »age« as fast, for example, they are not abraded during cleaning of the prosthesis and do not crack during wear like weathered varnish on a wooden frame. The following sequence is helpful for achieving the coloring effect from within: papillae, tooth roots, vestibular shield, labial frenulum and finally the base of the prosthesis. This is prepared with the AESTHETIC BLUE prosthesis resin in shade 34 and is also the basis for mixing with the intensive colors to create a harmonious impression.
Shade 34 is mixed with the AESTHETIC Intensive Colors yellow and white for the papillae and tooth roots. Shade 34 and the intensive colors red, brown, blue and pink are used for the vestibular shield and the frenulum. The marble effect of the vestibular shield is best achieved if the resin mass is not mixed too intensively.
The KunstZahnWerk is unique and has all the makings for the »Dental Oscar« in the discipline of removable prosthetics. Everyone participating, be it as master, technician or trainee, motivates themselves and others and demonstrates what dental technicians are capable of as healthcare craftsmen.
Fig. 14: Color comes from within: AESTHETIC Intensive Colors for insertion into the base resin
Fig. 15: The finished result of MDT Christian Geretschläger can really be seen. This work is the proof, that »total prosthetics« represents a big challenge and demands a lot of knowledge