Alwyn Naraine, CDT · Managing Partner at Elite Dental Laboratories
Count down begins to Lab Day Chicago! Can't wait to witness the new venue
This is just me venting.. (in hopes of gaining manufacturers attention). It really frustrates me to know that all major implant companies and non associated milling centers are heavily advertising "Custom Abutments". We do 100% percent of our implant restorations using custom made prosthesis, with 90% of them being screw retained. What irritates me is that when I design my custom screw retained abutment and scan or send it out to be scan (depending on the implant), I sometimes get a message from the manufacturer saying unable to mill due to "milling limitations", "insufficient block size", "restoration...See more does not fit within our milling parameters". Again Most implant companies are pushing custom made abutments and more so screw retained crowns. So why not make your milling blocks BIGGER?
I wouldn't probably get an explanation other that "We're working on it"...... — tagged Abutments
Lots of new faces on the bridge and it's always great to see the familiar ones as well! I'm sorry to myself for have been missing out. A ton of experienced people with a ton of great conversations, and I'll be trying to go back and read as much of them as possible. I hope my absence has not left me out of the matching tattoos we were thinking about getting. (some reason I couldn't tag you Dan;) — tagged 4 members
Anyone out there using/used the new 3M Lava Ultimate CAD/CAM ceramic resin reinforced block? If so, how do you find the results compared to Vita & Ivoclar?