How do the big labs produce Emax inlays for 69 dollars, if the ingots alone already cost 20 dollars?
Because I can fit 4-5 inlays into one pressing with a small ingot, then my ingot price is down to $4 or $5 per unit. Not rocket science, but because...See more they have so much volume coming in it is much easier to maximize their ingot usage, along with all the other material costs associated with it.
The only way I know to accurately finish an emax inlay is to: 1) Wax up inlay over a lubricated die with die spacer, make a sharpened sprue connected to...See more the inside of your wax up 2) Invest with a ratio allowing for a slightly looser fit than your crowns 3) Carefully devest and fit using a fit marker 4)...
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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