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IVOCLAR VIVADENT refines grindings, bench sweeps, polishings and metal scraps. Upon receipt, the scrap is weighed...See more by two people using calibrated scales accurate to .001 oz. The material items and weights are checked against any information the customer provides; the customer is advised of any significant discrepancies. A customer receipt and process control forms are generated and, for traceability, a date and time stamp is applied on the receipt and a visual inspection is performed. Ivoclar uses the traditional fire assay and materials are burnt, milled, screened and blended, resulting in completely homogeneous samples for analysis. Oversize material after screening is melted and sampled.
IVOCLAR VIVADENT introduces the new IPS e.max Press Impulse line of ingots. Increasing the range of esthetic applications...See more and featuring all the benefits of the original IPS e.max Press lithium disilicate, the new Impulse ingots include three Value-shaded ingots in an intermediate translucency and two Opal ingots. IPS e.max Impulse ingots expand the restorative possibilities for smile design cases and are ideal for enamel replacement with minimally invasive preparations. The Opal ingots provide technicians with a high level of natural opalescence to beautifully mimic the look of natural dentition.
Offering esthetics, strength and durability, the IPS e.max system covers a wide range of indications for nearly...See more any clinical situation. IVOCLAR VIVADENT expands the use of IPS e.max with the new IPS e.max CAD-on. This laboratory-produced, two-piece restorative technique uses high-strength zirconia for a substructure and highly durable IPS e.max CAD lithium disilicate for the veneering structure. The two pieces are joined by a unique fusion ceramic to create a restoration that has the esthetics and wear compatibility of lithium disilicate and the strength of zirconium.
The Daily Bite
According to LMT's 2013 Dentist Survey, lab owners are sometimes hesitant to raise their fees, fearful of losing the account. Yet 53% of dentists surveyed feel itís reasonable for a laboratory to increase prices once a year by an average of 3.3%. Twenty-nine percent think an increase—an average of 4.6—every two years is more acceptable.
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