Often we have to block out around dental implant parts so as to prevent hard materials from locking into the undercuts. A prime example of this is a pick-up procedure for locator attachments. Another is in the open tray impression technique I discussed in my curator journal about Luxabite. This video will discuss a unique way to block out during these
Lee Ann Brady DMD
Today I got to use one of the newer products in my office for a unique application and it worked great. LuxaBite is a bisacryl-based bite registration material from DMG America. Unlike silicone it is completely rigid once set. I have been using it to lute together implant impression copings for multiple unit restorations, but today I had to take an open
I was at the Ontario Dental Society meeting giving a presentation on occlusion, and I got one of the most common questions I get asked when discussing anterior-only appliances: "What about tooth movement, either eruption or intrusion? Isn't that a risk with these devices?" There are many types of anterior-only appliances, temporary and long term. We also
As part of my routine screening for sleep and airway issues with patients I ask them a simple question: "Do you routinely breath through your mouth or your nose?" One of the things we know is that there is a difference physiologically between the two. In this video I will talk about why nose breathing is so important.