Technique: Kahng on creating fluorescence through shade matching A female patient in her late 30s presented for custom shade matching at the laboratory with very specific demands. She was replacing her two natural centrals with crowns that required blending of color with her existing dentition.
Step-by-step: Saving time on implant fabrications Like most business owners, I am always looking to find multiple uses for products I use around the laboratory. The goal is to consolidate product purchases and at the same time provide quick, consistent, quality results.
Step-by-step: A full-arch, metal free zirconia restoration Technology keeps moving and changing with noticeably different and better results. In the author’s career, he has been fortunate enough to be involved with several full-mouth restoration cases. We have three laboratory options from which to choose for these types of cases:
How to ensure a successful bond with Futurabond DC One of the most important aspects in the success of a restoration is the bond between the tooth and the restoration. There are many luting agents currently on the market with differing formats of adhesion and techniques for use.
How to choose the most suitable temporization approach Temporization, or, as it’s often called, “provisionalization,” might be considered its own subdivision of restorative dentistry. Before we plan any type of dental rehab, we need to “pre-think” how we’ll maintain our patient’s appearance and function and keep him or her comfortable for the duration. We also need to decide on the particular technique, materials and cement we will use.
Having trouble opening .DEX files? Here’s some help.Do you routinely receive digital image files as .DEX attachments you and the office struggle to open? You’re not alone. But, don’t fret. There are troubleshoots to handle those tricky file extensions.
Free E-Book: Find out how outdated dental technology is costing you moneyThink investing in technology is expensive? When you consider all the factors, it could actually be the opposite.
How to create optimal root-canal access using Komet specialty instruments Successful endodontic treatment relies heavily on proper preparation of the access cavity. Sufficient, straight-line access to the root canal ensures all canals are properly exposed and adds to the predictability of endodontic treatment. It also enables the endodontic files to work smoothly and with less stress to the NiTi file.
How to use Kerr SonicFill™ and SonicFill™ 2
How to use Kerr SonicFill™ and SonicFill™ 2The new standard for placing posterior composite restorations, SonicFill™ is said to go from placement to polished in less than three minutes. It is a true one-step, bulk fill dental composite system that results in low shrinkage, outstanding strength and high 5 mm depth of cure as well as superior adaptability and handling.
How to use preliminary impression materials in anterior restorations In smile makeover cases, the provisional restorations take on a much greater level of importance than a typical crown case. These restorations serve as the patient’s first preview of what his or her new smile will look like and also help facilitate communication about the size, shape and shading for the final restorations. Of course, to create the provisionals, a preliminary impression material is necessary, and it is important to make the proper selection there, as well.