Don Vitalone · Dental Technician at Specialized Dental Implants
Getting it Straight!!
Is there anyone familiar with designing custom abutments with Sirona's inLab 4.2? We are having an issue we don't seem to have a solution to, and just wondered if we're missing a step or something. We follow the steps to the letter that I learned at one of the advanced courses. Also, with the TiBase and scan body, I make sure the little ridge on the tiBase/post faces toward the buccal, and align the scan body appropriately to it. We then continue to design the case as one normally would. The issue comes after milling when somehow the little groove made in the abutment to slide down on the...See more little ridge of the TiBase is in the wrong place and when seated results in an abutment and crown turned at least a quarter turn - even though it appears on the buccal on the screen when designing. We are baffled, and can't seem to find anyone who knows either. Any ideas? — tagged Abutments and inLab Software 4.2
Hello kent and everyone, I'm starting to hear about problems with zirconia abutments and fractures. I need to look into it a bit more, I haven't had any of mine come back for a remake. It seems to me there would be more trouble with the solid zirconia v.s the Ti base. Monolithic screw retained may be the best way to go for posteriors, emax or zir as long as it has the Ti base. Any thoughts? Hey Kent, congrat's on the new position. — tagged 3 topics
Just curious what everyone's thoughts are on screw-retained, full contour, hybrid Zr bridges? How many of us are doing full-arch reconstructions? How about full-mouth, all in protected, full-contour Zr? That is to say, full Zr occlusals (posteriors) and lingual/incisal edge protection (anteriors?) What have been your experiences? Long-term experiences especially...
Hello everyone. I'm a third generation dental technician. I work predominantly with implants creating supporting structures for final appliances. We are a heavy Nobel Biocare lab, but we restore on dozens of different brands and platforms each year. I'm also heavily involved with the restoration of All-On-4 style restorations and fixed hybrids. What do you do?
Glad to see we have this resource for information and networking!! I went to Chicago Lab Day last weekend looking for information on a scanner to purchase for my All-on-4 cases I am starting to do, and I might be more confused now than before I went. Not sure wheather to go with a 3Shape or a Nobel. Trying to decide best one to start with. Any suggestions or advise? Thanks for any help. — tagged 4 members
Glad to see there are some other nuts and bolts lab guys that enjoy the challange of a good implant case. I don't check this site often, but when I do i'll look you all up.