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Just in case you are still researching this topic, I thougt it wouldn't hurt to add input.
We...See more do our own in-house milling. It's part of the process to "test" every brand that gets offered to us. You'll always be better off without the "non-shaded/blank" zirconia (irregardless of the brand), mainly because the staining process and/or dipping process can get a bit tedious, and did you know that chemicals in the dipping liquid can actually damage your furnace? Mainly we use NexZir from Sagemax because of the feasibilty to use, and shade variation availability. For those restorations that require ideal esthetics/translucency and have a dark stump, we recommend this brand to make a more opcaious core and eliminate the posibilty of shade distortion - a discrepancy that tends to occur with e.max
Katana is a great product, but buying at a higher cost also means we have to sell at a higher cost. As you probably know, today's dental market it's close to a dog eat dog wolrd (sad but true). Also, we always do cut-back for anterior cases, so what's the point? when NexZir resolves the same issue (at a lower cost).
Zirlux tends to be monochromatic and often diffictult to accomplinsh great esthetic and translucent results.
We've tried a few others, what we can say is beware of the super cheap pricing, if the product is too cheap it's likely an inferior material and not worth the headache of a re-make later on.
If you contiune to outsource, it is imperative to get from the milling center (wouldn't hurt to do your own research also) MSDS and tech info... It's only a matter of time before your own dentist clients will need this info as well.
I am a 3 person high esthetic lab in Janesville Wisconsin and I have y own milling center now because...See more i was tired of relying on what zirconia milling centers were using. I used and tested alot. Feed back from my dentists and the other labs i mill for now I have kept 2 types. I use Zirlux and Katana ML. The Katana is great for anteriors or restorations in the esthetic zone. I also love that the zirconia is shaded through so there will never be any white spots if adjustment need to be made!
Anyone have experience with this type of restoration? Patient needs a crown on #9 and has a quarter carat diamond he wants set in it. Dentist is comfortable with material of choice. Anyone ever set a diamond before? Please share ideas! Thinking PFM cast with a setting in the facial, building crown...
I have one in my lab as we speak! I just waxed up the crown full contour around the diamond and pressed...See more it to the diamond. I did tell the Dr. before fabricating that it would not warrented!
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exocad and 3shape are both great design software...See more options for dental laboratories. Each one has an equally large user base and are the top two CAD programs in digital dentistry.
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Sorry, I thought I posted the question but apparently it did not post correctly. This is my first...See more post to LMT. I've been researching the purchase of a scanner for quite some time and I am between the 3Shape 750 and the merit identica blue 2015 with exocad. I was looking for opinions of the limitations of either system or advantages of each. Also I would really appreciate input from US users as to which distributor provides the best support after purchase. Thanks!
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