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How open architecture CAD/CAM can benefit your practice

March 3, 2021

ChairsideCAD, available from exocad, is the choice of software for leading manufacturers of dental CAD/CAM systems, according to the company, and it has been selected as a Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award recipient in 2019 and 2020.

Edentulous arch restored with BruxZir Full-Arch Implant Prosthesis

February 9, 2015

Fixed hybrid dentures have been used to successfully restore fully edentulous patients for decades. Their durability, however, leaves room for improvement. There are three issues that can complicate the long-term success of the traditional fixed hybrid denture: The acrylic teeth tend to wear; the teeth can fracture or dislodge from the acrylic base; and the acrylic base itself can fracture.

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Restoring the edentulous arch with BruxZir full-arch implant prosthesis

June 12, 2014

Fixed hybrid dentures have been used to successfully restore fully edentulous patients for decades. Their durability, however, leaves room for improvement. There are three issues that can complicate the long-term success of the traditional fixed hybrid denture: The acrylic teeth tend to wear; the teeth can fracture or dislodge from the acrylic base; and the acrylic base itself can fracture.

Utilizing a digital workflow for provisionalization

May 8, 2014

Today’s digital impression technology enables dentists to create a virtual, computer generated replica of the hard and soft tissues in the mouth quickly and accurately using their choice of optical scanning device. As an ardent supporter of digital impressions, I make every attempt to digitize our restorative workflow.

Let patients test-drive their new smiles

January 11, 2012

The decision to pursue ceramic dental restorations is a major one for most patients. There may be a concern that the results will turn out to be different from what the patient imagined — or perhaps the patient simply cannot picture the vast improvement to appearance that a well-designed dental restoration can create.

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Three-unit, full-contour ceramic bridge in one sitting

June 28, 2011

In the following case, the CEREC 3D system (software version 3.65) and its one-appointment capabilities played an essential part in the treatment. The patient suffered from facial myalgia and could not handle a repeat visit for a second try in/insert, owing to the potential stress it would cause. She had previously experienced involuntary facial episodes — the drill had been bitten on — causing more trauma.

The Vanguard System

November 8, 2010

Porcelain fused to metal (PFM) restorations are the most commonly used dental prosthetics devices. Other technologies, such as all-ceramic and CAD/CAM ceramics, are now finding increasing acceptance. However, their market share still is substantially less than PFM restorations. The technology for creating PFM restorations can be traced back to the pioneering work done by Widman in the 1830s, and subsequent major technological advances in the alloy and in the porcelain compositions beginning in the late 1960s, have led to today’s modern restorations.

CAD/CAM from the tech advisor’s perspective

November 3, 2010

Something amazing happened last week. I successfully milled a zirconia crown that was designed using nothing but my newest iPhone application. All I had to do was take a photo of the prepared die and the software did the rest. Dr. Davis asked me to bulk out the cervical embrasures, and after a couple of taps in the “manual customize” function, the adjustments were made and the file was wirelessly sent to the milling machine.

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