Implant impressions can create undue stress in the mind of a clinician. This is especially true for full arch implant impressions as these demand an incredible amount of accuracy and minimal room of error. Prior to taking these impressions, the clinician must answer a few questions: What type of impression material should I use? Should I take an open or closed tray impression? What trays are available to help me accomplish the best impression possible?
Having the right technology in your office is essential for running an efficient, state-of-the-art dental practice. In some cases, it can mean the difference between referring a patient to a specialist and being able to deliver same-day-dentistry in the environment where your patient is most comfortable. On the business side, the cost of this additional technology must be weighed against its return on investment and the speed at which this occurs. From the clinical perspective, consider what advantages this technology will bring for the clinician and the patient, and how will it improve the procedural outcome.
From the one-shade to the more complex Class IV requiring layering of opacities, the simple fabrication of a lingual matrix can greatly simplify your technique while minimizing finishing time. The lingual matrix establishes optimal incisal length and lingual contour, enabling more accurate placement of subsequent layers. This accuracy translates into procedural efficiency and a more predictable restorative outcome.
Improve the Overall Quality of your Composite Restorations Douglas, Harvey, B.Sc., D.D.S. Today’s composites have led to improved overall esthetics with direct composite restorations. However, these materials continue to rely on the effective polishing of the restoration to optimize the esthetic potential of the composite itself. [...]
Choosing a Laser: What Features Should You Consider? Having the right technology in your office is essential for running an efficient, state-of-the-art dental practice. In some cases, it can mean the difference between referring a patient to a specialist and being able to deliver [...]