In part one of this two-part course, Dirk Sommerfeld, MDT, shows the proper way to fabricate an esthetic anterior...See more waxup using innovative products and techniques to increase waxing and porcelain production and consistency. He also covers how to get the proper results when pressing and includes important tips on preps for both the dentist and lab. In part two, Steve Nash, MDT, takes you from the anatomical waxup to beautiful press-over-metal restorations using GC Initial™ IQ Press over Metal Ceramics, which offers consistency, fewer remakes and the ability to meet demanding esthetic requirements. He also shares insights and techniques for the entire press-over-metal process; demonstrates the application of GC Initial IQ Lustre Pastes for "painting on" lifelike incisal effects and translucency; and explains how to use Initial Low Fusing Porcelains.
In 2006, GC introduced the IQ One-Body System, a "Press-To" porcelain system that gave technicians the freedom...See more to create highly esthetic restorations without the need for time-consuming cutbacks and layering. GC has taken the One-Body concept one step further by introducing the One-Body Layering Over Metal set and the One-Body Layering Over Zirconia set; these porcelain systems allow users to create the same esthetic restorations as IQ Press-Over but in powder form for conventional layering. This "Econ" concept is designed for efficiency by eliminating the need for multiple powders to achieve lifelike results, speeding up production without sacrificing quality. Rick Sonntag, RDT, demonstrates both the efficiency and esthetic potential of the One-Body system and discusses how principles of Lean Manufacturing can be optimized with the IQ system.
GC Initial IQ Lustre Pastes NF are newly developed, three-dimensional ceramics that can be applied in a thicker...See more layer to create color, depth and lifelike translucency when using any type of ceramic system. Through a slide presentation and demonstration, Masayuki Hoshi, RDT, discusses how to use the Lustre Pastes NF internally and externally to improve ordinary cases.
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