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- November 2011
A new female patient was disappointed in her crown on #9, and had been told by another dentist it was the best result she could expect. Although diagnostic waxups aren't commonly done for a single central, they are part of Morris and Dr. Arnold's routine and key to the success of this case. After studying the waxup model, which actually was a reduction carving of tooth #9, they decided that Dr. Arnold would have to bond the mesial of tooth #10. This allowed the fabrication of a new crown that would not only match the contra-lateral tooth in shade and texture, but also in size and contour.
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- April 2011
Once you've selected a CAD/CAM scanner or milling system, phase two is implementing the equipment into production and training your technicians.
When an experienced technician is handling scanning and design and you're working with ideal preps, introducing a stand-alone scanner can be fairly straightforward. Manufacturers have made improvements to their software, decreasing training time, and a technician can usually master simple copings within a few days, while more complex cases like bridges or Hader bars take longer. The key is to select a technician who is computer oriented and can visualize...
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