How do the big labs produce Emax inlays for 69 dollars, if the ingots alone already cost 20 dollars?
Because I can fit 4-5 inlays into one pressing with a small ingot, then my ingot price is down to $4 or $5 per unit. Not rocket science, but because they have so much volume coming in it is much...See more easier to maximize their ingot usage, along with all the other material costs associated with it.
We mostly use LT, but have found that others are using mostly HT. Which do you use and when?
My workhorse ingot is the LT with a little more now going to the value shades (V1, V2, V3). The issue with the HTs is that they were developed to be an inlay, onlay and veneer material. ...See more Because of this, they do great with thin resorations (<1mm). As the HTs get thicker (especialy >1.5mm) they tend to go grey due to their translucency and the darkness of the oral cavity. SOMETIMES, you can get away with going a shade or two lighter/brighter to couneract this effect, but not always.
Longer span frameworks and those with a significant curve to them should have a support structure that would be left in place during sintering. This will help to stabilize them. You would then remove...See more the support after sintering with a diamond disk and water. I would then do a regeneration firing before applying porcelain.
Anyone have any advice on zirconia bridge frameworks "warping"? Hardly ever happens with frameworks with no curve, but seems to be more frequent with 4 unit and larger frames that curve (anterior). Individual units fit terrific internally and marginally, but 2-3 out of 10 times the frames will rock slightly....
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