Statement from dental technician Andrea Daffner: "The most appealing thing about VITAPAN EXCELL is that the anterior teeth are so versatile."
Dental technician Andrea Daffner (Waldkraiburg, Germany) is head of the acrylics and prosthetics department at the Auer dental laboratory. She specializes in everything from simple interim clasp prostheses to complex bridge, implant and telescopic work. Beeing directly in contact with her patients is of high priority for her. It allows her to learn from the patient's valuable feedback and obtain the best results every time. The most important thing for Andrea Daffner: Patients should be satisfied and go home with a smile.
What criteria does a modern dental prosthesis have to meet from your point of view?
For long-term clinical success, a pre-fabricated tooth must definitely be resistant to abrasion and ensure a good bond with the acrylic of the prosthesis. From an esthetic point of view, shade accuracy is very important to me. This is especially true if the tooth has to be milled. Tooth size ratios should also be correct. Some manufacturers offer acrylic canines that are simply too small compared to anterior teeth.
What do you think of the shape of VITAPAN EXCELL dental prostheses?
I like age-appropriate tooth shapes that are not too youthful. That's why I personally prefer the VITAPAN EXCELL to more youthful-looking denture teeth products, because the shapes are, in my opinion, more geared toward the target group.
What can you tell us about the shade and play of light with VITAPAN EXCELL?
Above all, I noticed that VITAPAN EXCELL has a nice appearance in the mouth. It looks very real and harmonious, and the layering looks natural to me.
How would you assess the shade accuracy of the VITAPAN EXCELL with respect to the shade guide?
The basic tone of the teeth definitely matches the shade guide. Shade accuracy is guaranteed in spite of the varying incisal edge and different grades of brightness.
What are the advantages of the uniquely layered structure of VITAPAN EXCELL?
The anterior tooth mold also showed high shade stability, even after extensive grinding - for example, with implants or cover dentures. This was also particularly noticeable during the wax try-in, when telescope constructions were used for setup.
For which indications do you prefer the VITAPAN EXCELL?
The VITAPAN EXCELL is suitable for all kinds of applications in my experience. I would use the teeth for full, partial and implant prostheses, as well as for interim and immediate restorations.