Zirconia: Helpful Information for Dentists

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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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

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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Cosmetic Dentistry: What is It?

More and more people are starting to realize how having a healthy smile is impactful to their self-confidence. You probably see or hear about whitening products and tools in the grocery stores, and even online! Dentists from all over the world now offer a wider variety of services, too. What exactly IS cosmetic dentistry? Can it really help you?   DEFINING COSME ... read more

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Communicating Shade and Surface Texture the Proper Way

When it comes to communicating the shade and texture to a laboratory technician, it varies depending on where you are exactly working in the mouth.   For instance, if you are working in the posterior part of the mouth, it is not uncommon to just simply write down the requested shade on the lab script and start working on it. If you are, however, working in the anterior esthetic zone, yo ... read more

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E-Max Crowns: What You Need to Know

If you want an all-ceramic crown that is designed to last longer, then E-Max is the solution you have been looking for! The E-Max crown is worn due to its highly attractive appearance is sure to compliment the rest of your teeth! So, if you have damaged, stained, or poor-quality of teeth, then the E-Max is considered to be a great option!   With more than 100 million restorations, E-Max ... read more

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