Tips & Tricks: Important details about VITA INTERNO stains
How the VITA INTERNO stains (VITA Zahnfabrik, Bad Säckingen, Germany) can be effectively used for internal characterization, and which options are available for the dental technician is reported by MDT Heike Assmann (Lage/OWL, Germany) in the following interview.
DV: In combination with which framework and veneering ceramics can I use the VITA INTERNO stains?
MDT Heike Assmann: With all veneering ceramics – that's the great thing! Regardless of whether it's in combination with VITA VM 9, VITA VM 11, VITA VM 13 or VITA VMK Master - the materials function independently of the individual CTE. I consider the VITA INTERNO KIT to be a universal solution. It is recommended for esthetically pleasing restorations and when esthetic options with classic ceramics are already exhausted. It is a great instrument for achieving impressive natural look and thus an "invisible" restoration.
DV: What do I have to pay attention to if I want to use the stains to achieve a greater depth effect in my restorations?
MDT Heike Assmann: The VITA INTERNO stains can be easily mixed into other ceramic materials such as dentine materials. Thanks to its strong luminance, a true-to-nature reflection of color effects from the depths is possible. The VITA INTERNO stains themselves do not lose their natural color effect after several firings. For me, the VITA INTERNO stains are the best on the market for nature-like results!
DV: What colors can you recommend in particular for the imitation of calcifications and mamelon structures?
MDT Heike Assmann: The broad VITA INTERNO color palette makes it possible to imitate mamelon structures that are completely individual to the patient. For whitish structures, for example, Int01 can be used, and for brownish mamelons, Int10 can be used. Depending on the mixture ratios, even transparent or translucent ceramic materials can be lightened or tinted with the stains. For the reproduction of calcifications and cracks, Int 12 (splinter) can be used. The stains themselves were developed for this purpose and make it possible to produce wonderful results. Only a little practice is needed to vary all effects according to the goal. Excellent results are possible!