Dental Lab Products-2012-06-01

Digital Esthetics

Acquisition Center

June 04, 2012

The state of the dental laboratory industry always has been evolving, with some areas evolving faster than others depending on the needs and focus of labs, whether those needs be to increase productivity, quality or both. We have seen porcelain, impression materials, die-stone and other staples make dramatic advancements. But while these advancements enabled us to improve our product, our techniques largely remained the same. We waxed, invested, cast, completed temporaries, baked and stained porcelain the way it had been done for many years. 

The art of smile design

June 04, 2012

Earlier this year, I competed in the first North American Candulor KunstZahnWerk® “Art of Denture” competition featuring Candulor’s “Swiss art of Prosthetics” and Camlog’s “perfect fit” implants.

Conservation appreciation

June 04, 2012

Modern dentistry provides the dental team with many options for restoring the oral cavity. The newer tools like digital impressions, CAD/CAM models and restorations, and full-contour milled restorations, allow us to do many things that were not available in the past.

Tech Brief: Denture base ace – Ivoclar Vivadent's IvoBase System

June 02, 2012

Permitting fully automated and shrinkage-compensating polymerization of denture base material, the IvoBase® System consists of a PMMA-based denture base material and a custom injector. The IvoBase Acrylic material combines the advantages of heat- and cold-curing denture base resins, meeting the requirements of both. The hybrid material’s initial residual monomer content is

Real Time ROI: Gold in color not cost – Aurident Inc.'s YX

June 02, 2012

The lab Located in Modesto, Calif., since opening its doors in the late 1970s, Hamilton Dental Design is a crown and bridge lab that also handles implant cases. The lab currently employs five technicians and two lab assistants.

Tech Brief: Best of both worlds – Straumann CARES 7.0

June 01, 2012

Straumann® CARES® System 7.0 software gives users full flexibility to choose their workflow-validated or external (open)-through a single system. The validated workflow provides direct access to precise, high-quality materials and restorations through Straumann’s centralized milling facilities and pre-set design parameters. Customized abutments for Straumann bone level and tissue level implant platforms are available in Zr02 and Ti materials.