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Some shots of a custom abutment fresh off the Versamill. Not perfect but margins and finish looks pretty...See more good and we're getting right down to the interface nicely.
We've been trying out some new tooling and it gave me a chance to check out my new camera: Canon 70D w/ 100mm macro lens and flash ring.
Still dialing it in (both tooling and camera) but so far very happy with both. Pretty nasty case really but anybody can do the easy stuff.
Is there anyone familiar with designing custom abutments with Sirona's inLab 4.2? We are having an issue...See more 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 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
Jeff Jaje · Marketing & Business Development Manager at Sescoi USA
Our Technical Director and bar milling expert will be at LMT Lab Days East, April 5th in booth R-2
WorkNC...See more Dental CAM software can be used for soft materials, metals, abutments, bars and more. Check us out.
Best of all,m we'll happily give you our information we have gathered on the best way to star implementing CAM into dental, including doing implants.
Hello kent and everyone, I'm starting to hear about problems with zirconia abutments and fractures. I...See more 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
Hello all you Bridgers!
We are only 9 days away from a very exciting 1 and 1/2 days of education, new...See more product information and industry fellowship. I have been coming to this meeting from the beginning and for one am really looking forward to this years meeting. Take a look at your February issue of LMT to get all of the information for the clinics being presented and the exhibitors who will be there to show you what's new and answer your questions. Just as a reminder, I wil be presenting two "Free" seminars on Saturday, February 22, 2013 from 7:30am - 8:30 am or 8:30 am - 9:30am. The subject is "Evolution of Outsourcing: CAD/CAM, Custom Abutments - How does this fit into your business model"? It is getting more difficult to gain new accounts and I may have a few ideas for you which will be discussed during this program. Come join us, there is No Charge and you will get 1-Scientific CDT credit for attending! Hope to see you there.
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.
FDA Cleared Custom Milled Abutment Blanks
Axsys is happy to announce an agreement with NT Trading to...See more provide FDA Approved abutment blanks for its flagship product; the VersaMILL 5X.
These blanks are fully integrated with the most popular Dental CAD Systems and supports interfaces from Nobel, Zimmer, 3i, Astra and Straumann.
To support the production of these abutments our team of manufacturing e...xperts have developed extremely efficient machining templates that provide an end product in industry leading time, with surface finishes that require minimal bench time.
Contact us today to find out how we can help you move ahead of the competition by allowing you to provide this service at a profit with an extremely short return on your investment.
Just two months until Lab Day Chicago 2014. Check out the Nov/Dec issue of LMT to see...See more what is being offered for your educational benefit. In the January ssue you will see more details of the programs and their scheduled times. Just a reminder, if you are not providing CAD CAM and Custom Abutment Implants to your dentists, stop by my seminar on Saturday, February 22, 2013 from 7:30am - 8:30 am or 8:30 am - 9:30am. The subject is "Evolution of Outsourcing: CAD/CAM, Custom Abutments - How does this fit into your business model"? It is getting more difficult to gain new accounts and I may have a few ideas for you which will be discussed during this program. Come join us, there is No Charge and you will get 1-Scientific CDT credit for attending! See you there.
Hello everyone. Just a short note to let you know I will be presenting a 1-hour scientific CDT credit...See more program at the 2014 LMT Lab Day Chicago in Hospitality Suite 936 on Saturday, February 22, 2013 from 7:30am - 8:30 am 8:30 am - 9:30am. The subject is "Evolution of Outsourcing: CAD/CAM, Custom Abutments - How does this fit into your business model"? Come join us for this exciting update on CAD, Custom Abutments and other evolutions in our fast moving industry. Hope to see you there!!!
Jordan Greenberg · CAD/CAM Product Manager at Datron Dynamics, Inc.
Last chance! We still have some space left in NH and CA for our FREE workshop: "What it Takes to Mill...See more Titanium Bars & Custom Abutments In-house". See live demonstrations and learn what type of equipment and software features are important when trying to mill complex implant geometries in titanium and other materials. 6 scientific CE credits available. Fill out the online form to register:
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
This is just me venting.. (in hopes of gaining manufacturers attention). It really frustrates me to know...See more that all major implant companies and non associated milling centers are heavily advertising "Custom Abutments". We do 100% percent of our implant restorations using custom made prosthesis, with 90% of them being screw retained. What irritates me is that when I design my custom screw retained abutment and scan or send it out to be scan (depending on the implant), I sometimes get a message from the manufacturer saying unable to mill due to "milling limitations", "insufficient block size", "restoration does not fit within our milling parameters". Again Most implant companies are pushing custom made abutments and more so screw retained crowns. So why not make your milling blocks BIGGER?
I wouldn't probably get an explanation other that "We're working on it"...... — tagged Abutments
Daniel Chang, RDT · Vancouver, CAN
Does anyone know how the shape of connectors for 3 unit PFM bridge be? especially teeth
from #24...See more to #26. During the waxup stage, I have trouble waxing up between #24 abutments and #25 pontic AND #25 pontic and #26 full metal crown.
I really need answer for this
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 3 topics
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
Mark Jackson, RDT · Owner at Precision Ceramics Dental Lab
NADL Meets with U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
On May 1st, a contingent of eight representatives...See more from the dental laboratory industry (appointed by NADL) met with fourteen officials and staff from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at their headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland.
This meeting was the result of interaction that has taken place between the NADL and FDA since January of this year relative to a number of issues in terms of new technology (materials and equipment), process changes in the industry and enforcement.
The FDA brought personnel from different divisions of the agency to the meeting including key staff from the Office of Device Evaluation; Dental Devices Branch;Division of Anesthesiology, General Hospital, Infection Control and Dental Devices; Office of Chief Counsel and Office of Regulatory Affairs and Compliance/Enforcement Division.
Effectively, the FDA is evaluating current aspects of how dental laboratories manufacture dental devices. As the dental laboratory industry evolves in terms of using new materials and equipment, the agencyâs perspective on what elements of federal regulations apply to our constituents is changing.
A number of topics rose to the top in terms of potential FDA action:
The FDA has questions/concerns on what tasks dental laboratories are actually performing related to implant abutments (both the design element and milling). The key concern is what protocols are in place when a dental laboratory can ask an implant manufacturer for an override on built in software thresholds for angulation.
There are a couple of options for FDA to consider. One is to look at whether or not dental laboratories would have to have a pre market 510k approval for conducting such processes or two, provide some specific guidance on how these tasks should be performed. Itâs more likely that a guidance document would be released rather than requiring dental laboratories to seek 510 approval. That would be an expensive proposition for most dental laboratories to undergo and it was mutually agreed that for an industry of our size and make up that this option would be overkill and not necessary.
FDA is reviewing the âbrandedâ products that dental laboratories market to dentists. When a dental laboratory brands a product such as âXYZ Crownâ or âABC nightguardsâ technically, a laboratory should register this product with FDA under its name since by branding it under the laboratoryâs name could be considered that the device is adulterated if the device is manufactured based on a manufacturers 510k market approval.
NADL and FDA held considerable discussion on enforcement both in terms of inspections and un-registered activity or mislabeling. Both parties came to some agreement on the best way for the agency to enforce existing regulations rather than seek additional oversight authority. FDA is interested in exerting its authority on dental laboratories that are not following registration and listing and labeling requirements when they are importing dental restorations.
On another element of enforcement, NADL will be developing some tutorial documents for the FDA so that they can use these resources to assist agency inspectors when they visit dental laboratories so the inspector knows what types of dental devices and processes are present in a laboratory. In many cases, those dental laboratories that have had inspections from FDA in the past, have vastly different experiences. For example, some inspectors go beyond what is required based on a dental laboratory environment, thinking they are a raw material or equipment manufacturer.
In terms of enforcement, NADL stressed that dental offices that have in house laboratories, under the federal regulations are defined in the same manner as a commercial dental laboratory. The fact that a dentist is on site should have no impact, as dental devices are being manufactured in both settings.
NADLâs Board of Directors will be reviewing next steps to best serve its memberâs interests on this important subject. FDA is seeking further input from NADL during the summer so that it can outline an action plan for any future guidance it may deem necessary to publish.
Â© Copyright 2012, National Association of Dental Laboratories, NADL
Sun Dental Labs' Custom Implant Abutments have been named a Top 25 Implant Product by Dentistry Today...See more Magazine for the second year in a row!
http://sundentallabs.com/suntech_implant_abutments.aspx — tagged Abutments
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Robert C. Loehr · Owner at Allure Dental Lab
Code Meters and Dongle fees. Is it better to have the business I am giving to your production facility...See more rather than sliding in a extra cost for replacement code meters every so many scans. NobleBiocare
Procera Zirconia has no extra hidden fees ! No extra fees no extra dongle charges.
I might just use the new crecon for Zr02 Bridges and Compartis metal copings and bridges. but would choose to use the Procera scanner for every other task in making YZ copings and custom implant abutments in Ti or Zirconia.