LANG DENTAL MFG., best known for the Jet brand of cold-curing acrylic resins, introduces Novus Definitive Resilient Denture Liner, a lab-processed permanent liner that wonât lose resiliency and promotes...See more better patient fit and comfort. Also available: Jet XR radiopaque acrylic designed for implant cases and radiopaque surgical stents, Aquapres hydraulic pressure-curing unit, three-post ReFlex denture reline jig and the denture duplicator. Dave Lang will be at the Lang Dental table at LAB DAY® to answer questions.
HERAEUS' Mondial 8i -5° posterior denture teeth offer functionality and natural esthetics with lifelike flat cusps and are tailored to suit implant-borne prosthetics. Also, the company introduces two...See more new acrylics: Paladon ultra, a heat-curing acrylic for the highest requirements, and PalaXpress ultra, the universally applicable cold-curing denture acrylic.
PEARSON DENTAL's Horico Black Cutters are black-coated TC cutters with an extra long-lasting cutting surface. The cutters can be used on alloy, acrylics, gypsums and mouthguards. Pearson also introduces...See more Horico Lion FG Diamond Burs which cut faster than standard burs and have a 20% greater cutting efficiency, saving time at the bench and chairside. The new burs are in stock for immediate delivery.
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I read an article about placing patient identification in acrylic dentures. May labs were discussing the best way to cold cure the ID into the denture and what materials to use for the actual ID. I heat...See more cure the denture ID into the denture and it will never yellow or fade. Here's how, perform your wax up, boil out, and separation in the usual method. using the "mini-ident" product, type the information then apply a thin film of super glue to the type so it will not be affected by the monomer. Choose the thickest area on the denture that will not be subject to gross reduction in future relines. Using type 1 monomer wet an area slightly larger than your ID tag, sprinkle type 1 clear denture resin to a thickness of approx. 2 mm to your separated cast. Place the ID tag on the wetted clear acrylic and press into the about half the thickness of the wetted acrylic. Sprinkle another 1mm of type 1 clear resin onto the ID tag. Let the acrylic assembly set for approx. 3-4 minutes. this is necessary so the ID tag will not "float" during the packing process. Carefully place pink denture base into the mold trying to pack around the ID tag without disturbing the ID tag. Close case and compress slowly. You will have a very cool and permanent Identified denture.
Dentsoll introduced Acry-Tone Pre-Made Clasps for conventional denture repairs and flippers. “Made of flexible acrylic, the clasps can shorten the denture repair process significantly, to less than...See more 10 minutes,” said Esther Kim, Director, Sales and Marketing. The clasp can be molded with a heat gun and bonded with ISO Fast self-curing resin. Also new: Snow Rock Denture Systems Repair Kit for quick repairs on all acrylic removable applications, re-gardless of color and make. The kit includes ISO Fast in color #7α Real Pink, a self-curing repair resin that sets in three minutes and possesses an adaptive translucent effect that matches any shade regardless of brand; Acry-Tone Pre-Made Clasps, flexible acrylic clasps created for fast repairs; and a heat gun for easily molding the Acry-Tone Pre-Made Clasp for repairs. For more information, call 888-793-7477 or visit www.snowrockusa.com.
AD BLU Dental has added the EZMill 5.0 to its line of EZMill compact desktop milling systems. Combining high-speed production and precision, the system can be used to mill a variety of restorations in...See more numerous materials, including zirconium, acrylic and wax. A wet/dry option is available. The company also introduced the CAD BLU ProJet® 1200 3D printer. Costing less than $5,000, this desktop unit prints 10-12 units per hour with fine detail at an average cost of 50 cents per unit. For more information, call 212-481-8700 or visit www.cadblu.com.
For years, porcelain was the material of choice for denture teeth because of its ability to replicate the appearance of natural dentition. But as we entered the 1990s, acrylic denture teeth had replaced...See more porcelain as the industry standard; in fact, the use of porcelain teeth had dropped 50% during the previous decade. Acrylic teeth offered several functional advantages: they were kinder to opposing dentition with less trauma to the bone and offered easier occlusal adjustment. However, earlier materials tended to craze and check and weren’t as esthetic as the tried-and-true porcelain. Over time, cross-linking techniques were refined, resulting in more durable acrylic teeth. Improved opalescence, translucency and shade consistency—especially among the new generation of composite teeth—further contributed to the growing use of acrylic teeth. Visit LMTmag.com tomorrow for another LMT Memorable Moment.
Howard Cosner, Jr., CDT, TE, offers a step-by-step look at how to fabricate an all-acrylic, hi-impact, heat-cured Nesbit with tooth-shade clasps engineered to .01 retention.