Clinical case studies and product evaluations: How VITABLOCS are used around the world

How do your fellow dental professionals rate the VITABLOCS material, and why have they been using it successfully for many years? Join us as we travel around the world and discover interesting clinical cases with the VITABLOCS ceramic, and read the evaluations from fellow dental professionals.

Product reviews from colleagues around the world

This is what users have experienced with VITABLOCS.

VITABLOCS TriLuxe forte

Dr. Önder Özdenkaya,
Dentist and dental technician,
Kocaeli, Turkey, 10/21

Five veneers and a crown made of VITABLOCS TriLuxe forte in Bleach shade 0M1. 

Dr. Andrés Powditch,
Chile, 10/21

Esthetic restorations in the lower jaw in the case of anterior teeth that are rotated and tilted due to a missing incisor.

Dr. Jia Zhen,
Dentist,
Chengdu, China, 10/21

The esthetic restoration (upper and lower jaw) with bleach-colored VITABLOCS Mark II due to moderate tetracycline discoloration.

VITABLOCS Mark II

Dr. Diego Bonaudo,
Dentist,
Turin, Italy, 07/21

Following orthodontic treatment, the esthetic zone is restored with veneers made of VITABLOCS Mark II.

Dr. Oxana Naidyonova,
Dentist,
Karaganda, Kazakhstan, 07/21

An upper molar is restored using an overlay made of VITABLOCS Mark II.

Dr. Julio Gomez Paris,
Dentist and dental technician,
Santa Fe, Argentina, 07/21

Tooth shade determination, block selection and characterization for the appropriate shade effect of an individual anterior veneer made of VITABLOCS Mark II.

Rafa Jaén,
Dental technician,
Barcelona, Spain, 07/21

The plannable restoration of the esthetic zone with veneers made of VITABLOCS Mark II using an idealized mock-up.

Dr. Stas Belous,
Dentist,
Ulyanovsk, Russia, 07/21

Strongly discolored, endodontically treated upper incisors were reconstructed using crowns made from VITABLOCS Mark II, resulting in a natural shade effect and morphology.

Dr. Ignatius Ronny Halim,
Dentist,
Jakarta, Indonesia, 07/21

Anterior crowns made from VITABLOCS TriLuxe forte as a highly esthetic and long-lasting replacement for worn out composite restorations.

“Dentistry has dramatically changed in my 25 years in practice. With new and upgraded technologies, the shift to digital dentistry and delivering reliable and highly esthetic ceramic restorations in same-day appointments VITABLOCS from VITA have made these various changes possible. Thanks to VITA’s versatility, constant innovation and attention to strength, durability and superb esthetics, I can deliver both single restorations, as well as full mouth rehabilitation options, and do so with efficiency, accuracy, impressive shade, translucency, opalescence and exquisite beauty.”

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Dr. Agatha Bis, Dentist, Oakville, Canada, 06/21

“I have been using VITABLOCS for both anterior and posterior restorations for more than 17 years, and have been able to see the long-term durability of the material firsthand. VITABLOCS are predictable when machining, easy to polish, easy to glaze, easy to adjust and easy to bond. VITA has made working with this material easy on all accounts.”

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Dr. Gulshan Murgai, Dentist, London, UK, 07/21

“VITABLOCS RealLife have changed my approach to the treatment of dental defects, where getting high esthetics is a must. The central core of the block reproduces the chromaticity of the dentine, and is surrounded by translucent ceramic, which guarantees esthetic success in the various chromatic options available. I strongly recommend this material to all my colleagues who are looking for an innovative material with high esthetics.”

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Dr. Mauro Riva, Dentist, Milan, Italy, 06/21

“Thirty years ago I bought a CEREC 1 machine and started using VITABLOCS Mark II on inlays. After completing more than 10,000 restorations, the results speak for themselves. Without a doubt, VITABLOCS Mark II have always been the best CAD/CAM ceramic for me during my time as a practicing dentist. Currently I am an avid user of Primescan, and VITABLOCS Mark II still remain my number one choice for ceramic material.”

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DDS Pekka Kauppi, Dentist, Oulu, Finland, 08/21

“With VITABLOCS, we can provide great restorations in a really short amount of time. The material allows us to be conservative, and at the same time, achieve remarkable esthetics. In a recent case, we gave a patient a new smile and the required confidence for his important job interview just three days after the appointment, with the help of VITABLOCS TriLuxe forte.“

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Dr. Rohit Gupta, Dentist, New Delhi, India, 07/21

“I love CEREC and VITABLOCS because they can restore any complex defect in one visit, even with the eighth teeth, which are often extracted because of the difficult treatment. This material has proven itself to be long lasting, and at the same time, very esthetic with a high translucency and a rich palette of shades.“

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Dr. Sergey Kochanov, Dentist, Moscow, Russia, 07/21

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Turkey: VITABLOCS case by Dr. Özdenkaya

"My customers are delighted with the esthetics of VITABLOCS too."

A success story: VITABLOCS TriLuxe forte in Bleach shade 0M1

Dental technician Okke Kamps checks the virtual set-up of the teeth on the computer.

Initial situation with irregular tooth axes and a narrow dental arch in the anterior region.

Dental technician Okke Kamps fixes VITA VIONIC VIGO teeth in a milled denture base.

The bright restoration of the esthetic zone with bleach-colored VITABLOCS TriLuxe forte 0M1.

Initial situation
Our patient was unhappy with the shade and shape of his upper anterior teeth. Tooth 22 in particular appeared strongly discolored following root canal treatment and had been restored with an inadequate composite filling. Photo documentation and digital smile design clearly showed: The narrow dental arch of the anterior teeth with its palatal tilt did not harmonize with the buccal corridor. The positioning of the tooth axes was irregular.

Solution
As part of digital smile design, all esthetic parameters were optimized virtually, and an intraoral mock-up created on this basis. Following a final discussion with the patient, guided mock-up preparation was carried out (tooth 13 to 23) so that treatment would be as minimally invasive as possible and would not extend beyond the enamel to ensure optimal adhesive bonding. The tooth axes were also corrected during preparation. This was followed by CAD/CAM fabrication of five veneers and one crown on tooth 22. VITABLOCS TriLuxe forte was selected in bleach shade 0M1 in order to meet the patient's wish for teeth that were as bright as possible.

Why VITABLOCS TriLuxe forte?
We chose the polychromatic, bleach-colored VITABLOCS TriLuxe forte 0M1 so we could meet the patient's demanding esthetic requirements. Thanks to monolithic fabrication as part of the digital workflow, minimally-invasive removal of substance during preparation was still possible despite correcting the tooth axes.

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Chile: VITABLOCS case by Dr. Powditch

"If you want to achieve the right shade and translucence, VITABLOCS TriLuxe forte is without a doubt the best CAD-CAM material to solve the problem."

A success story: Veneers and crowns made from VITABLOCS TriLuxe forte

Dental technician Okke Kamps checks the virtual set-up of the teeth on the computer.

Initial situation with tooth 31 tilted and rotated, as well as localized periodontitis.

Dental technician Okke Kamps fixes VITA VIONIC VIGO teeth in a milled denture base.

Result with crowns on tooth 33 and 31, as well as veneers on tooth 41 and 42 made from VITABLOCS TriLuxe forte.

Initial situation
A patient who was not a full-time resident in Chile presented in our dental practice because the esthetic appearance of his lower front teeth bothered him. An incisor (tooth 32) had been lost, which had caused tooth 31 and 33 to tilt and rotate. The advanced recession of tooth 31 and localized periodontitis were particularly noticeable. The patient did not want orthodontic treatment. He insisted on fast restorative treatment.

Solution
Following professional teeth cleaning, a three-dimensional X-ray image (DICOM) was taken, and virtual models (STL) of the teeth separately and in occlusion were generated by scanning intraorally. Both datasets were matched so that the bone level and tooth soft tissue could be taken into consideration in CEREC Smile Design and in the resulting model design. Based on this virtual planning, the aim was to even out the lower anterior jaw in one session by restoring tooth 42 and 41 with veneers, and tooth 33 and 31 with crowns made from VITABLOCS TriLuxe forte.

Why VITABLOCS TriLuxe forte?
The feldspar ceramic VITABLOCS TriLuxe forte was the ideal choice for a CAD-CAM material in this case because it offers a highly precise shade match and translucence. The VITA AKZENT Plus stain and glaze system provided an individual touch to suit the patient. Once they had been created in the practice laboratory, it was possible to seat the four restorations adhesively in just a single session.

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China: VITABLOCS case: Dr. Jia Zhen

"I haven`t had a single dissatisfied patient yet."

A success story: Veneers made from VITABLOCS Mark II Bleach

Initial situation with moderate tetracycline discoloration.
Bright shade effect with veneers made from bleach-colored VITABLOCS Mark II.

Initial situation
A young patient presented with moderate tetracycline discoloration and exposed cervical areas, as well as abrasion to the incisal edges of the upper middle incisors. Following clinical and X-ray diagnostics, all teeth proved vital and asymptomatic, with a normal periodontium. The patient asked for a bright reconstruction of the visible tooth area.

Solution
Following preparation, the patient was fitted with 16 minimally-invasive veneers made of bleach-colored VITABLOCS MARK II material with a layer thickness of 0.8 to 0.9 mm. and no functional contacts.

Why VITABLOCS Mark II?
VITABLOCS offer lifelike shade effects, while also masking discolorations. The shade range is varied and enables selection of the appropriate block. The surface texture is similar to that of natural enamel. With VITABLOCS, dentists and dental technicians can predictably meet the different needs of patients.

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Italy: VITABLOCS case by Dr. Bonaudo

"Follow-up evaluations of my cases have demonstrated the durability of the material."

A success story: Anterior veneers made of VITABLOCS Mark II

Dental technician Okke Kamps checks the virtual set-up of the teeth on the computer.
Initial situation with pronounced crossbite and irregular dental arches.
Dental technician Okke Kamps fixes VITA VIONIC VIGO teeth in a milled denture base.
Result following orthodontics, gingivectomy and restoration with veneers made of VITABLOCS Mark II.

Initial situation
A patient with pronounced malocclusion presented with irregular incisal edge and gingival margin contours. The middle upper incisors were fractured and discolored.

Solution
The crossbite was first treated with Invisalign. Following a mock-up simulation, a minimally-invasive laser gingivectomy was performed to harmonize the gingival margin, and preparation was carried out. The patient's esthetic zone was then restored in a single chairside session with veneers made of VITABLOCS Mark II.

Why VITABLOCS Mark II?
Because of the precise margins after milling and the natural translucency of the final restorations.

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Kazakhstan: VITABLOCS case by Dr. Naidyonova

"I love VITABLOCS because of their bright, natural color, ease of use and outstanding esthetics."

A success story: Overlay with VITABLOCS Mark II

Dental technician Okke Kamps checks the virtual set-up of the teeth on the computer.
Initial situation following endodontic treatment and preparation of tooth 27.
Dental technician Okke Kamps fixes VITA VIONIC VIGO teeth in a milled denture base.
The naturally integrated overlay 2.5 years after treatment.

Initial situation
A young patient, 25-years-old, was unhappy about a defective older filling in upper molar 27.

Solution
The older filling was removed, secondary caries excavated, endodontic revision carried out and the tooth restored with an all-ceramic overlay made of VITABLOCS Mark II.

Why VITABLOCS Mark II?
We chose VITABLOCS Mark II because the abrasion (similar to enamel) harmonized with the natural antagonist, with regard to function, from a long-term clinical perspective.

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Argentina: VITABLOCS case by Dr. Gomez Paris

"VITABLOCS is my preferred block. Not just because of its quality, which has been proven over many years, but because it offers me the best esthetic and optical results, such as translucency and fluorescence similar to natural dentition."

A success story: Anterior veneer made of VITABLOCS Mark II

Dental technician Okke Kamps checks the virtual set-up of the teeth on the computer.
Initial situation following trauma to the right upper middle incisor.
Dental technician Okke Kamps fixes VITA VIONIC VIGO teeth in a milled denture base.
Result 15 days after veneer restoration using VITABLOCS Mark II.

Initial situation
A young patient in her 20s with post-traumatic discoloration of the right upper middle incisor.

Solution
In order to achieve perfect esthetics, the desired shade of the adjacent, healthy and central tooth, as well as the discoloration of the prepared tooth surface, were taken into consideration when selecting the block. After the minimally-invasive preparation was scanned, a monolithic veneer was constructed using VITABLOCS Mark II 0M1 and milled.

Why VITABLOCS Mark II?
Due to the integrated natural esthetics, as well as the translucency and fluorescence of VITABLOCS feldspar ceramics that are similar to natural dentition, we achieve the best monolithic results using a digital workflow. In this case we needed to compensate the dark shade of the prepared tooth with 0M1 and chose VITABLOCS Mark II because this shade was not yet available for VITABLOCS TriLuxe forte at that time.

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Spain: VITABLOCS case by Rafa Jaén

"VITABLOCS has been my material of choice since 2013 for restorations with loss of enamel. It allows me to achieve the perfect shade effect and give patients a natural smile."

A success story: Veneers made of VITABLOCS Mark II

Dental technician Okke Kamps checks the virtual set-up of the teeth on the computer.
Initial situation following orthodontic treatment.
Dental technician Okke Kamps fixes VITA VIONIC VIGO teeth in a milled denture base.
Natural smile with veneers made of VITABLOCS Mark II.

Initial situation
Following orthodontic treatment, a young patient presented with discoloration, cracks and inadequate conservative restorations in the esthetic zone. The middle incisors seemed to be too short.

Solution
The patient was treated with 10 minimally-invasive veneers made of VITABLOCS MARK II. The restorations were planned using an idealized wax-up, which was placed in the patient's mouth as a mock-up and verified. This made fabrication of the final restorations predictable and simple.

Why VITABLOCS Mark II?
VITABLOCS allowed for minimally-invasive treatment in the enamel area as part of the digital workflow.

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Russia: VITABLOCS case from Dr. Belous

"The realistic, natural esthetics, especially in the anterior region, are a great source of satisfaction!"

A success story: Crowns made from VITABLOCS Mark II

Initial situation with non-vital, discolored upper incisors.
Result after CAD/CAM restoration using VITABLOCS Mark II.

Initial situation
A young patient presented with discolored, non-vital upper incisors with insufficient composite fillings.


Solution
First, endodontic treatment was carried out on tooth 11, 12, 21 and 22. These were also stabilized with fiberglass posts and composite abutments. The natural teeth were then lightened by bleaching. Following wax-up and corresponding mock-up preparation, the tooth stumps were scanned intraorally, and temporary VITA CAD-Temp crowns fabricated using CAD/CAM technology to simulate the shape and function of the planned ceramic restorations. After successful try-in, the permanent ceramic crowns were fabricated monolithically from the VITABLOCS Mark II feldspar ceramic using a digital workflow.

Why VITABLOCS Mark II?
VITABLOCS Mark II offers both pronounced brightness and also good coverage, which is essential when working with non-vital and discolored teeth. Thanks to the optical properties, the tooth can be reconstructed with a natural appearance.

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Indonesia: VITABLOCS case from Dr. Halim

"My patients are very happy with the natural esthetics and long-lasting results of VITABLOCS."

A success story: two-unit anterior crown restoration with VITABLOCS TriLuxe Forte

Severely abraded and lifeless composite restorations of 11 and 21.
Long-lasting crowns made from VITABLOCS TriLuxe forte with reconstructed morphology and shade effect.

Initial situation
A patient presented with composite restorations of tooth 11 and tooth 21 that, after six years, had become severely abraded and had faded as a result of daily cleaning. For this reason, the incisors were to be reconstructed using all-ceramics, with lasting prevention of further loss of incisal substance.

Solution
To begin with, an intraoral mock-up was fabricated using composite to simulate the planned final result with the patient. The mock-up was worn as part of a try-in for two days. The patient was satisfied with the shape and function. As a result, both teeth could be prepared using the mock-up and scanned intraorally, and final crowns fabricated monolithically using VITABLOCS TriLuxe forte and seated adhesively.

Why VITABLOCS TriLuxe Forte?
The polychromatic feldspar ceramic VITABLOCS TriLuxe forte was selected as the restoration material. Thanks to the integrated shade gradient, highly esthetic monolithic restorations could be created that harmonized with the natural hard tooth substance. The VITABLOCS feldspar ceramic guaranteed long-term stability and abrasion properties similar to enamel. The restorations have been in the patient’s mouth for six years. Abrasion is stable and there have not been any complications.

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