Dental Lab Products-2012-02-01

Digital Esthetics

Find out what's hot in furnace technology

April 04, 2012

With the many furnaces available from numerous manufacturers, selecting just the right one can be a daunting task for any dental lab technician. There also are four categories of furnaces to differentiate from, each made to best handle varying tasks. Having more than 30 years of component-level electronics experience, Daniel Serrago of IBEX Dental Technologies Inc., Richardson, Texas, literally knows all types of furnaces inside and out.

The ideal union

March 21, 2012

For the fully edentulous person, dentures serve many purposes beyond just restoring the smile. They assist with speech and mastication, help strengthen facial muscles that control expression, and maintain the vertical dimension of occlusion, thus helping maintain facial features that enhance the patient’s beauty and well-being.

Simplifying the single central

March 21, 2012

My father has been practicing dentistry for more than 35 years. He told me back in the “old days,” many lecturers would shy away from doing a single central incisor and just do both teeth. Considering how common the single central circumstance is, it appears that the technician who masters the task will be in great demand. Modern technology with higher quality materials, digital photography and better shade options enable the technician to create single central restorations that melt into the environment.

Plug and play production

March 21, 2012

CadBlu Dental’s new line of 4- and 5-axis compact desktop milling systems combine highspeed production and precision accuracy in a variety of compact and affordable tabletop units, which is said to make milling easier than ever before.