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Axsys Dental Solutions · Axsys Dental Solutions · Wixom, MI
Whether its abutments, bars, bridges, individual or multi-unit restorations, the strength and rigidity...See more of the VersaMILL 5X and its fixturing, coupled With the knowledge of our experts enable you to produce restorations of unbelievable quality, quickly With the lowest possible tooling cost.
Due to the extreme accuracy and high quality surface finishes, restorations made from zirconia; hard metals such as titanium; and abrasives such as glass ceramics can be produced with minimal bench times with highly detailed occlusal surfaces and razor edge margins.
Axsys Dental Solutions · Axsys Dental Solutions · Wixom, MI
We're happy to announce that our new and responsive Web-site is up and running complete with on-line...See more store where you can find a complete line of high quality zirconia, titanium, cobalt chrome, PMMA CAD/CAM blank discs; implant and abutment components; tooling and more. All at prices lower that what you are likely to be currently paying and quality that meets or exceeds your requirements.
The goal of our new site is to educate and inform consumers as well as promote our products and services. Towards that goal, we have made an effort to provide specific information on the relative importance of various features and functions of the products and services associated with today's world of Digital Dentistry.
We hope you find in informative and useful as you wonder through the maze of open solutions dental products on the market today.
Straumann USA, LLC · Andover, MA
Wednesday, May 29 @ 11 AM EST Straumann CARES CADCAM is hosting a free webinar for dental laboratories...See more on the CARES Variobase Abutment - a hybrid abutment with a titanium bonding base and customized zirconium dioxide coping. We would welcome the LMT community to join us and see the design software in-use. Webinars are lead by trained CDTs and ALWAYS free of charge!
To RSVP please visit: http://bit.ly/18ePHLA
Win an Apple iPad from DATRON!
Come find us at booth #0-1 to chat about the DATRON D5 dental mill and...See more its ability to machine titanium implant bars and abutments in house - all while being controlled with the simplicity of an Apple iPad. While you're there, be sure to enter the drawing to win an iPad of your own! If you're not attending the show, you can register for the giveaway using the following link:
http://www.datron.com/lab-day-west — tagged LAB DAY West 2013
Dear sir ,
Excuse me for my question which may be silly ...but iam Egyptian dentist searching for doing...See more my master degree on custom made abutments ..I need to ask simple questions
1-After I contact some labs in Egypt.. Zirkonzhan & laserdenta told me that they could do it with titanium base ...through my search on internet ,,I found full zirconia without titanium base ...how it is done ..on which system & what it requires ,,
when i discuss this with my professor he said milling could not be 100% accurate to engage fixture !!!
Can i get help in this point & in learning the design of customized abutment Implant as general ..thanks alot — tagged Implants, Abutments and Zirconia
The goal of this is to learn from our experiences how to avoid these types of companies.
We recently...See more met with a custom abutment milling center- a smaller local player in southern california and ran into numerous issues regarding the source of their materials, quality control processes and their willingness to reverse engineer every implant system they could get their hands on.
As a supplier of components we adhere to FDA guidelines and the manufacturing complies with ISO 13485-2003 quality management.
There were several questionable tactics that they implemented including-
1. using lab screws as final screws (using a temporary screw as a final one is completely unacceptable)
2. not providing MSDS on the titanium material they are milling custom abutments (do you know where the material is coming from?)
3. designing any degree of custom abutment (over 30 degrees) - bad design equals bad outcomes...
4. quality control - how do they test for tolerance and fit of the connection, what standards to they comply and adhere to.
5. reverse engineering of patented designs - we know this is happening but at what point does the implant manufacturer request information on all of the milling centers customers too?
We believe that as the market for custom abutments grows more competitive and these unscrupulous players emerge that these types of unethical practices will become more commonplace.
I would ask your milling partner for-
1. MSDS documents on the source of their materials
2. FDA documents demonstrating that they have a valid FDA for the material or product they are providing
3. The label for the screw including lot number.
4. How are they making their custom abutments- with a block of titanium or utilizing a block with the interfaces already milled.
If they cannot provide you this information then go somewhere else.
I have no issue disclosing this vendor to you however please contact me directly.
email@example.com — tagged Abutments
LMT Editors are busy writing our LAB DAY Chicago coverage for the April issue but hereâs a preview...See more of a few new products that made their debut at the show:
The Mondial® 8i-5° posterior tooth line from Heraeus Kulzer is designed for implant and geriatric prosthetics and treatment of TMJ.
Ivoclar Vivadentâs IPS e.max Press Abutment Solutions enables you to fabricate implant-supported hybrid restorations with a titanium base pressed with IPS e.max Press lithium disilicate.
NobelActive 3.0 from Nobel Biocare is a smaller implant solution for areas with limited space.
The Straumann Cares System 7.0 gives users the flexibility of using Straumannâs validated workflow or working with a third-party milling center.
— tagged John Isherwood, Straumann USA, LLC and Heraeus Kulzer
Rick Knauf · Owner at Northern Dental Lab, LLC
Has anyone had any experiance with porcelain fused to MILLED titanium. The research I have done has...See more conflicting information, although most of the info is not real current. Is working with titanium technique sensitive, and what compatible porcelains are on the market? What problems have you encountered working with titanium, shade match, bond failure, technique? Thank you for your input.