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Diamond Articulators, the best disposable, accurate and user friendly articulator on the market.

Diamond Articulators are the fastest, most accurate and durable dental model system available. ┬áPatent pending features allow easy separation of upper and lower trays, easy pin placement guide and engineered pins and pin holes to maximize die stability. Each box of 50 complete Diamond Articulators come pre-assembled and ready to use. Each Box includes 5 […]

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why are my zirconia shades inconsistent. is it my ovens?

If you have more than one sintering oven it is very important to keep them calibrated the same. Use a process temperature control ring (PTCR) from Ferro.com to achieve the most accurate calibration temperature. B&D Dental Technology (Origin) also sells them. You place a PTCR in with your zirconia crowns when sintering. After it cools […]

By |March 11th, 2016|blog1|Comments Off on why are my zirconia shades inconsistent. is it my ovens?

What are the differences between brushing and dipping zirconia crowns?

There are pros an cons to both. Brushing the coloring liquid on will give you the freedom of customizing and blending colors along with the adding pink tissue color. It is harder to teach how to brush and you may get different results with different people brushing. The speed of brushing also the size of […]

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Is This Zirconia Warping?

I had a question posed to me today about whether or not a bad fitting bridge was due to zirconia warping during sintering. He was using Origin Live which I have milled 100K or so units out of and never had a warping issue. The dead give away that it was not zirconia warping was […]

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Sintered Zirconia Crowns with Green tint

I got a call today from a lab that was seeing a green tint to their sintered zirconia crowns. I have seen yellow tint due to contamination and kind of an oatmeal color due to under sintering but never green. I told him with his next batch of zirconia place an uncolored piece of unsintered […]

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New Beyond Anterior Zircona is Amazing!

I have been working with B&D Dental Technologies for the past few years now and am lucky enough to have been the first lab to use their Beyond Zirconia. It has better aesthetics than Emax and twice as strong. Using their Beyond coloring liquid my shades comes out perfect! All my Emax Dr. switched to […]

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Zirconia crowns to loose. Under sintered?

I have had several labs tell me that they think their zirconia crowns are under sintered and had not shrunk all the way because they are fitting loose on the die. I have ran many testes and the zirconia shrinks first then becomes translucent looking. If your zirconia looks good than it had completed its […]

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