Anyone have any advice on zirconia bridge frameworks "warping"? Hardly ever happens with frameworks with...See more no curve, but seems to be more frequent with 4 unit and larger frames that curve (anterior). Individual units fit terrific internally and marginally, but 2-3 out of 10 times the frames will rock slightly....
CAD/CAM & Wax Department Manager at International Dental Arts
The most common cause of that for me would be weak or improperly positioned connectors. The zirconia likes to be uniform and shrink as a whole. Thin areas...See more tend to shrink faster (for obvious reasons). Connectors that are too far lingual or facial also seem to "bend" the frame slightly due to the thicker,...
Demand for flexible partials is on the rise, with about half of respondents to LMT's 2012 Removable Survey selling more flexible partials than they did five years ago. And among those who are fabricating partials as a service to other labs, 21% note an increase in the demand for flexible partials.
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