Archive for June, 2013

Angled SKY Locator – a new horizon for minimally invasive implant restoration

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Older patients with severely atrophied jaws often have to manage without fixing their prosthesis with implants – out of fear of costly surgical procedures. Thanks to the new Angled SKY Locator, these procedures can be avoided. By using the Angled SKY Locator, it becomes possible to fit the implants at an angle and ...

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Back to Basics – Prosthetic Dentistry Event

Yesterday we had our second Prosthetics back to basics event presented by Dr Mark Bishop.

Topics that were covered included:

  • Fitting the dentures and pre-centric check record
  • Review stage
  • Technical considerations – the clinician/technician interface
  • Key equipment list

I’m sure all who attended found the topics covered informative and hope they will be able to use some of the techniques covered to improve their prosthetic dentistry.

Thanks to Mark for an entertaining and insightful lecture.

We will be holding a Nobel-Biocare study club on the 17th September 2013 for further ...

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Precision in Everything

A recent article published in The Laboratory Magazine discusses the importance of enhanced precision in Renishaw CAD/CAM systems.

We are a primary partner of Renishaw and use their contact scanner, white light laser scanner and Zirconia milling machine, so we can offer you a total in house service from start to finish.

Whether they are helping to make accurate Formula One engines, aircraft blades or dental CAD/CAM systems, enhanced precision is at the heart of everything Renishaw does – with the ...

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Monolithic Zirconia Crowns and Bridges

Inside Dentistry article discussing Full Contour Monolithic Zirconia Crowns, their wear characteristics, soft tissue response and chemical aspects.

New all-ceramic, CAD/CAM-fabricated crowns and bridges are unbreakable and less expensive than traditional full-coverage PFM restorations.
By Harry A. Long, DMD

Every type of full-coverage restoration, from single unit to the classic roundhouse, has been fabricated using the workhorse of modern dental practice, the porcelain-fused-to-metal crown (PFM).1 When full coverage is required, the PFM has become the restoration of choice for most dentists. ...

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Cementation of Full-Contour Zirconia Restorations

A Spear Education article which discusses Cementation of Full-Contour Zirconia Restorations

The clinical procedures for cementation of zirconia restorations are similar to those used when cementing gold crowns. The primary resistance and retention form of the preparation is mainly responsible for the long-term success of the restoration. Because zirconia cementation uses a traditional cementation procedure, there are many material options.

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