Much has been made of dentists’ slow adoption of digital technology for a variety of reasons, from fear of the learning curve to concerns about the cost of investment. But there's no question that digital impressions are the future.
Explores the rationale behind the use of liners/bases, the materials currently available, and the data in favor of them, and presents a case in which a liner was utilized in the treatment of deep recurrent caries. Although liners may not be necessary in every restoration, data shows that they can be very effective in cases where their use is warranted.
Failure in all aspects of life is a touchy subject. This is especially true in healthcare, where the stakes are so high. Dental failure consequences usually boil down to discomfort, inconvenience, and pain.
The traditional dental laboratory business model is becoming more difficult to sustain. However, the dental laboratory industry remains a financially healthy multibillion-dollar business. The question that forward-thinking industry experts are asking is what types of business models will be most successful for laboratories tomorrow and decades from now.
The Peter Brasseler Series is an assortment of diamonds manufactured by means of a proprietary diamond selection and bonding process. The diamonds adhere to extremely tight quality assurance tolerances. A leading innovator in dental rotary instruments, Brasseler produces a diamond that strikes the ideal balance of cutting efficiency, smoothness and longevity.
Given that an increasing number of patients—including those with risk factors for complications—are insisting on implants, it is important for general practitioners and specialists to work together to improve the predictability for a successful outcome. This involves making a greater effort to prevent peri-implant diseases—both peri-implantitis and peri-implant mucositis—through proper hygiene and adherence to regular maintenance care.
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Committed to Digital Precision with Amann Girrbach
Flawlessly transition your laboratory to a digital solution
When Amann Girrbach launched its open-architecture Ceramill CAD scan and CAM milling system in the United States, Klaus Lampmann and Alexander Wunsche of Zahntechnique (Miami, FL) knew it was time to invest. “What this scanner affords is the flexibility to design products to our exacting standards and either produce them in-house or, if needed, send the design to any milling center that accepts open STL files,” said Wunsche. “We are not confined in our CAD designs by the software nor limited to the production center we want to use or the products we need for our clients.” The robust Ceramill Mind software, which is based on Exocad design software, allows more design freedom than other CAD programs and includes the virtual Artex® articulator with all the settings required for creating a truly functional and complex case complete with fully customizable tooth libraries. Soon the software will offer the ability to design functional surgical stents and guides.
The new Ceramill Map400 is the next generation of advanced, fully automatic, high-performance digital scanners from Amann Girrbach. Highly sensitive 3D sensors provide exceptionally precise (<20 µm), high-resolution data; a new wide angle measuring field is able to handle the largest restorations while minimizing the number of scan images required; and just two axes reduce the scan times of full arches and articulated casts, allowing the laboratory to quickly and precisely scan articulated casts, bite registrations, diagnostic models, soft tissue models, and wax-ups plus bridges up to 14 units. Plus the Map400’s open platform with the Mind software is compatible with other existing hardware and software for maximum flexibility.