The mainstay of a restorative practices production are small units of crown & bridge. Typically we want to obtain a matrix for the temporary intra-orally, and expedite the fabrication of the provisional. In the face of being of efficient we also need the provisional to fit exquisitely and hold the tooth interproximally, occlusally and seal the
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
Do coarser surface textures on preps increase bond strength, or is ti exactly the opposite? How does the surface texture of a preparation affect the accuracy of a VPS or Polyether impression? In this video we will look at the answer to these questions as well as the technique for creating the best surface texture with ease.
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 fabricating a snap on trial smile made from composite. In her private practice she uses these to help patients see the benefits of crown lengthening and as a surgical guide for the periodontal surgery if the patient chooses to proceed.
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 how to take en esthetic stick bite with a bend a brush and Futar D bite silicone from Kettenbach. A stick bite is a verification for the laboratory of the anterior esthetic plane when working on mounted models.