August 16, 2010
We have upgraded our Cerec machine which makes crowns,veneers and inlays in one visit while you wait. Even cases we have to send to the lab can be scanned with the Cerec and sent to the lab online. This means we can almost eliminate impressions, which is great for gaggers.
July 9, 2010
Bonding, white fillings, porcelain veneers, onlays and crowns require attention to detail. Research shows that sensitivity and bond failure often results from incomplete polymerization of the material. Polymerization is initiated by a high intensity light which if not maintained or updated will underperform. This is a common problem. We monitor the intensity using an electronic device on a weekly basis. In addition we just invested in the highest rated light emitting diode curing light on the market. This is not something most people would ever think of, but it is important.
Who gets excited about a drill? Well, we don’t expect anyone to want to try it. Nevertheless, since December we have been using electric handpieces exclusively. These are state of the art instruments which shape teeth faster for crowns, veneers and white fillings with more precision. Also, they don’t have the loud “Scream” associated with traditional air driven handpieces.