Bleach case – from dead white to natural bright
Aiham Farah, CDT, Syria
Release date: 04/16/2020
Expiry date: 06/16/2020
Substituting the white opaque dentin ceramic material with a high brightness transparent effect is the secret of manipulating the 4 bleach shades (BL4, BL3, BL2, BL1), and the key factor to make them close to the natural-looking shades in our (A-D) shade guide.
The visual perception in which Opal Effect ceramic material appears to be radiating or reflecting light is called luminancity, and luminance is the intensity of light that generates what we see in dental ceramic as natural white. Why natural? Because it simulates the optical properties of the natural enamel of healthy tooth.
Our following case is a very good example of producing attractive natural-looking bleach shade.
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About the author
Aiham Farah, Syria
Aiham is a Certified Dental Technician by the national board for certification in USA 2007, with a specialty of (Dental Ceramic Material), currently, he is a Consultant & Trainer for Ivoclar Vivadent company, in the region of near east & orient since 2009 with a more than 25 training session a year.
Aiham is also a speaker in dental local and international conferences and demonstrator in courses and workshops for dental teams in MENA region. He writes and publishes articles in dental magazines like (Reflect, Dental Tribune, Dental Labor, Arab Dental News), and presents in seminars for dental education programs and universities.
He is a member of the American Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry AACD and has been awarded (best esthetic case) MENA 2013, and (best contribution to Digital Dentistry Excellence Award) MENA 2015.