Dentures need expertise and experience. With the VITA EXCELLENCE AWARD, VITA Zahnfabrik celebrates particularly successful applications achieved using the VITAPAN EXCELL denture tooth. In 2023, Dr Iris Kraljevic, a dentist who specialises in reconstructive dentistry, and master dental technician Fernando Pasamontes impressed with a case from the group practice Zahnmedizin Zürich Nord in Zurich.
IMPRESSIVE IN EVERY RESPECT
Excellent function, natural aesthetics, an incredibly natural appearance – that was why the jury chose this case for the award. A picture of the patient approximately 20 years ago with his natural teeth, was a particularly crucial image to demonstrate the challenging case. The new dentures from Dr Kraljevic and Mr Pasamontes were the perfect reproduction – a genuinely ‘perfect match’.
‘I like replicating nature, explains Dr Kraljevic. ‘To do that, I always ask for an old photo of the patient before creating an anterior setup. VITAPAN EXCELL is particularly suited to achieving natural-looking results. A dentist who specialises in reconstructive dentistry, she has been with the group practice Zahnmedizin Zürich Nord in Zurich since 2019. In her role as a trainer, she also gives lectures at the Zurich Center for Preventive Dentistry (PZZ) and is a member of the board of the Swiss Society for Reconstructive Dentistry (SSRD).
VITAPAN EXCELL FOR THE ‘PERFECT MATCH
The VITA EXCELLENCE AWARD honors outstanding work with the VITAPAN EXCELL anterior tooth set. Any posterior teeth may be used, however, VITAPAN LINGOFORM is a particularly good choice.
‘VITAPAN EXCELL offers a great variety of denture tooth moulds,’ says the master dental technician Fernando Pasamontes. In addition to VITA classical, they are also available with VITA SYSTEM 3D-MASTER and have a very natural appearance. VITAPAN LINGOFORM posterior teeth have a good basic shape that allows a variety of denture occlusal concepts to be achieved. And with the compatible VITA AKZENT LC stains, you can give the teeth an added lifelike appearance. Mr Pasamontes has been working as a master dental technician for more than 30 years, and manages his own laboratory in the Swiss federal state of Zug.
VITA EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR EXCELLENT DENTURE WORK
The VITA EXCELLENCE AWARD was presented for the first time in 2023. A jury of four persons selected the winning case from numerous entries based on the following criteria: aesthetics, function, documentation and preparation work. The winners were announced in mid-March at the International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne, and had the opportunity to present their case to an international audience.
More on the VITAPAN EXCELL anterior tooth set: https://www.vita-zahnfabrik.com/VITAPAN_EXCELL
More on the VITA EXCELLENCE AWARD: www.vita-excellence-award.com