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The Importance of Integrating Intraoral Scanners into Dental Practices

In today’s age, the need to implement a digital solution has become more apparent given our society’s desire to always be on the cutting edge. You can now incorporate cone beam machines to plan the implant position, length, diameter and fabricate your own milled surgical guides. A milling unit can also be used to fabricate same-day restorations! In this article, ... read more

Top Ways for a Better Communication Between Dentists and Dental Labs

All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” –(an excerpt from Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy)   That quote is from Tolstoy’s book and is referred to as the “Anna Karenina principle” and it refers to how poor performance can ruin an entire relationship. This is why nailing the relationship with your de ... read more

Finding the Right Dental Lab – How It’s Done

If you think that choosing the right dental laboratory seems like a daunting task, then this article is perfect for you! We know exactly how you feel. When it comes to the quality of dental care and healthcare that a practice provides and guarantees their patients, the partnering dental laboratory plays a major role. Understanding what a dental laboratory does and s ... read more

Zirconia: Helpful Information for Dentists

Why is cosmetic dentistry a successful field? Simply because everyone wants to have a beautiful smile, don’t you agree? One of the most sought-after innovations in the dental industry is Zirconia.   What is Zirconia? Discovered in 1789 by a German chemist, M.H. Klaproth, Zirconium (ZrSiO4) belongs to the mineral group of silicates. Zirconium dioxide (zir ... read more

A Quick Overview of Digital Dental Technologies

Nowadays, the digital equipment available to dentists has, over the years, increased significantly. These advancements in dental technology allow patients to receive more modern solutions to traditional dental problems.   Among those digital dental technologies available are electronic prescriptions, digital radiography, CAD/CAM restorations, computerized case presentations, digitally b ... read more

Should You Buy an Intraoral Scanner?

All thanks to advanced technology, intraoral scanners for digital impressions are not what they used to be. They are, in fact, becoming the standard of care today. If you are thinking of purchasing one, here are some of the factors that you need to consider:   Closed Systems vs. Selectively/Completely Open Systems Most systems that were used originally were closed. W ... read more

Understanding Dental Implants And How They Work

Dental implants are metal frames or posts that dentists surgically position into the jawbone beneath their patients’ gums. Once the dental implants are in place, they allow dentists to mount replacement onto them.   So, how do dental implants exactly work? Dental implants, because they get fused to your jawbone, provide stable support for artificial teeth. Bridges ... read more

Preparation Guidelines for Full Zirconia Crowns

Zirconia restorations, since its debut in the dental industry, have become the better choice for dentists who aim to provide their patients with the most technologically-advanced metal-free dental restorations. It has proven to be a great improvement since there is a wider array of available milling pucks that allow for greater shade translucencies and variation that closely resemble natural teeth ... read more

Awesome Benefits of Digital Models in the Dental Industry

Nowadays, digital models and 3D-printing are gaining momentum in the dental industry. As a part of the digital workflow that is being utilized by most dentists, 3D-printed models enable a more effective workflow even for dental technicians. In addition, the method often results in more accurate results that are greatly beneficial for the patients.   The Advantages of 3D-Printing ... read more

The Porcelain Veneer Procedure: The Process

With the porcelain veneer procedure, the main idea is that the enamel on the front side of the tooth is trimmed back to have the same thickness as the veneer that it will be replaced with. This way, its overall thickness will not be changed dramatically. While performing the trimming, the dentist will be using guidelines to determine the maximum amount of enamel that can be ideally removed and to ... read more

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