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DENTAL TEAM: Cindy Vuong and Dr. Michael DiTolla, both of Glidewell Laboratories, Newport Beach, CA RESTORATIVE PROBLEM: The patient presented with a pre-existing discolored PFM restoration on tooth...See more #8. TREATMENT PLAN: Dr. DiTolla prescribed a full contour BruxZir® crown, and decided to take the opportunity to test the translucency of Glidewell Laboratories' new BruxZir™ Shaded material, which offers complete color penetration all the way through the restoration for greater shade consistency. The new material also prevents shade changes or white "show-through" after occlusal adjustment. BruxZir™ Shaded Milling Blanks are available in four base shades that can be stained to match all 16 shades in Vident's VITA Classical Shade Guide range. FABRICATION PROCESS: The case was scanned on the 3Shape D700 and milled with the BruxZir™ Milling System using a BruxZir™ Shaded Milling Blank 200 to achieve the base shade of A2. The pre-shaded blocks were sintered and finished using simple staining and glazing techniques. Vuong was given multiple digital photos showing various shade tabs adjacent to the teeth; the challenge was to match the highly characterized adjacent natural tooth with staining. She used pink and violet BruxZir™ Coloring Liquid to tone down the value, and then used white to mimic the decalcification on the adjacent tooth. The final BruxZir® Shaded crown was cemented using Ceramir® Crown & Bridge luting cement. CONTACT: For more information, call Glidewell Laboratories at 800-854-7256 or visit www.glidewelldental.com.
GLIDEWELL LABORATORIES' Prismatik ThinPress is a pre-blended leucite-reinforced pressed ceramic, ideal for minimal-prep...See more and no-prep veneers. An extra-high-strength ceramic blend offering a flexural strength of 167 MPa (±16 MPa), ThinPress allows for the fabrication of veneers as thin as 0.3mm. It can also be used for prepped veneers, inlays, onlays and all-ceramic crowns that are bonded into place. Prismatik ThinPress is available in 12 shades that correspond with the most popular bleach and shade guides.
Prismatik NetPress, from GLIDEWELL LABORATORIES, is a pressed ceramic system for metal-based restorations offering...See more a flexural strength of 110 MPa. The incisal is pre-blended with dentin to save valuable production time and improve shade fidelity. You can produce consistent restoration contours via hand waxing, netshape molds or CAD-designed and digitally printed restorations. Prismatik NetPress is available in 17 different shade ingots to match all standard and bleach VITA® shades.
GLIDEWELL LABORATORIES' quiet BruxZir Milling System mills BruxZir Solid Zirconia restorations in an average of...See more 11 minutes. Technical support, a step-by-step DVD and a CAM PC are included when you purchase a mill; installation and training are accomplished in two days. Backup milling via outsourcing is available in the event of a service outage. Use the BruxZir Milling System with BruxZir Shaded Milling Blanks—manufactured with a patent-pending colloidal process for shade consistency, translucency and esthetics—to produce crowns and bridges with increased efficiency.
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While fees remain flat in most specialties, LMT's 2012 Fee Survey shows implant-related restoration prices are up 5% in the last two years.
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