The popularity of high strength dental ceramics has increased the number of crowns and veneers that get their esthetic characterization from surface stain and glaze. At the same time our diets have become more acidic and our toothpastes have become more abrasive. Both of these factors are deleterious to the surface stain and surface texture of these
Proxyt is a non-abrasive professional paste for polishing teeth and restorations. Whether your concerned about the durability of the surface of ceramic restorations, tooth wear or root sensitivity the abrasiveness of the professional products we use are a crucial factor. This video will discuss the Relative Dentin Abrasion (RDA) of prophy paste and Proxyt,
We are all familiar with Chlorhexidine and it's use as an anti-microbial for the treatment of gingivitis and gingival inflammation in combination with periodontitis. Along with understanding the benefits we are all aware of the downsides. Cervitec Plus, a Chlorhexidine varnish, from Ivoclar Vivadent is one of my favorite products as my patients can benefit
In this video Dr. Lee Ann Brady demonstrates how to fabricate a full arch silicone matrix using Flexitime Easy Putty from Heraeus Kulzer. Silicone matrices can be used to fabricate provisionals, for reduction guides and to duplicate models.
In this video Dr. Lee Ann Brady demonstrates taking a diagnostic impression with Xantasil from Heraeus Kulzer. Alginate Substitute materials have become popular replacements as they allow delayed pouring of the impression, and multiple opportunities to pour. Although named "alginate substitute" these materials have very different properties and therefore
In this video Dr. Lee Ann Brady discusses and demonstrates selecting the correct size impression tray to capture an exquisite impression. Wether too big or too small impression tray sizing is a key step to successful outcomes.
In this video Dr. Lee Ann Brady demonstrates trimming a silicone bite record taken with Futar D from Kettenbach with a blade to increase the accuracy of the mounting.
In this video Dr. Lee Ann Brady demonstrates capturing a putty wash diagnostic impression using Virtual XD impression material from Ivoclar Vivadent. Putty wash impressions are a fabulous alternative for diagnostic models, or to send as Invisalign records.