MOST COMMON TECHNIQUE FAILURES RESULTING IN REMAKES AND ADJUSTMENTS

There is nothing quite like the satisfaction of seating a case successfully without the need for time-consuming adjustments. Conversely, it can be very frustrating for the clinician and the patient when things don’t go smoothly. Perhaps a restoration fails to seat correctly or needs such significant adjustments that it must be returned to the lab for refinishing or entirely remaking. Poor impressions and incorrect shades are two of the most common failures resulting in remakes and adjustments, and there are many others.

By Bill Warner | October 22, 2018|

Tips & Tricks, Dental Techniques

THREE UNIT ALL CERAMIC PREPARATION GUIDELINES

The introduction of stronger and more durable ceramics over the past few years has greatly increased the clinician’s choice of materials when fabricating an all-ceramic three unit bridge. The latest generation of zirconia is suitable for three unit bridges and can restore teeth anywhere in the mouth, and IPS e.max is suitable for anterior teeth.

DDS Lab’s IMPRESSION RATING SYSTEM

An accurate dental impression is essential for achieving a well-fitting, precision-made restoration that requires little or minimal chair-side time for adjustments. Without a good impression, it is virtually impossible to fabricate an acceptable restoration.

3 WAYS TO GO GREEN IN YOUR DENTIST OFFICE

Using green products can enhance your dental office’s appeal to the more ecologically aware patient. Utilizing newer technologies could save you time and money, all while reducing your carbon footprint. Outlined below are three ways your dental office can become greener without sacrificing quality.

By Bill Warner | September 04, 2018|

Tips & Tricks

ENTERING A PRESCRIPTION ONLINE: THE BENEFITS AND HOW TO DO IT

In the past,  tracking the status of a case could take a lot of your valuable time. Now, with our online portal and our mobile app, you can enter prescriptions online, and all the information about your case is instantly accessible from your mobile device whenever you need it.

TEMPORIZATION METHODS

Temporization is a standard procedure used to create provisional restorations that are required in the short or medium-term. Provisional restorations are frequently needed in preparation for more permanent restorations like dental implants, crowns, and bridges.

THE FUNCTION OF BRUXISM APPLIANCES

Bruxism is not a new condition. Literary references date back centuries. Early treatment focused on the mechanism of bruxism but later treatment centered more on psychological issues like anxiety and stress. Today, these two opinions are largely combined.

BUR SIZES AND SELECTION FOR OPTIMUM PREPARATIONS

Burs are one of the most frequently used mechanical devices in any dental office. Selecting the correct size and type of bur is essential for clinical success.

3-D CONE BEAM SCANNING TECHNIQUES

Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scanners are increasingly utilized in dental imaging. Potential uses include planning dental implant treatment, endodontics, orthodontics, and maxillofacial surgery. The scanner allows the clinician to visualize abnormal teeth and to evaluate the jaws and facial structure.

HOW TO ACHIEVE BEST RESULTS WITH A DENTAL IMPLANT IMPRESSION

Dental implants retain fixed and removable restorations, including single crowns, fixed bridgework, and implant-supported dentures. The technology for dental implants is well-established, and success rates are extremely high. Many dental practices have already embraced implant dentistry, and it is a significant source of revenue. As patient awareness increases, demand for the treatment will only increase.

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