Texturing and luster polishing a ceramic or composite will create the finishing touch for restorative blend harmony. Each case is often unique. In CAD/CAM e.max dentistry, we shape and texture before crystallization. This works most of the time, however, occasionally when fitting the ceramic in the mouth, further texture and shape tweaking are desired. This video will review the burs and polishing for providing texture and luster polish on a crystallized e.max restoration.
Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 04/24/2019 - 9:23pm
Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 03/04/2019 - 7:55am
This video shares my passion for why I love providing online CEREC education. I have been so blessed by making a decision 15 years ago to integrate CEREC into my clinical theater. Fast forward to the latest Primescan! It is hard to believe how this restorative digital journey has evolved to now impacting a significant part of my daily clinical chairside care.
- Restorative Restorations
- Implant Placement (Crown Down Technique)
- Implant Restorations
- Removable Appliances and Splints
- Comprehensive Restorative Care
- Restorative Implant Hybrid Prosthesis
Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 02/20/2019 - 11:24pm
This is the second part video for no prep veneers with CEREC. This video will emphasize how to set the case up and assure patient emotional closure for the no prep or minimal prep. It is good to understand the shade and shape limitations with a conservative approach and being able to identify those cases that will result in a successful outcome before the treatment is started.
Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 02/15/2019 - 4:36pm
I have had my hands on the Primescan and it is the next cornerstone for the dental digital platform. Having used most of the scanners on the market today, the Primescan is a home run for a full arch scan, edentulous rigid and the palate. Excellent for digital and printed study models. Very accurate and intuitive to use.
Though I have been pleased with Omnicam, it is more of a quadrant capturing system though I have used it for the full arch, it is not as intuitive and more technique sensitive. What the Primescan has to offer is an upgrade image capturing system and the efficient way it compresses the data. This will provide for
Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 02/10/2019 - 8:03pm
Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 02/08/2019 - 9:35am
Is it possible to design and create "pressable like" veneers with CEREC? The answer is YES. I do this all the time with razor blade margins and no chipping. This video with reviewing via case review the criteria for no prep or minimally prepared veneer applications, design tips, milling approach, and finishing protocols for thin e.max veneers and no marginal chipping.
Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 02/04/2019 - 9:18pm
Both the Omnicam and the PrimeScan are incredible scanning devices and will provide accurate information to master shape and form in the CEREC software and resulting mill. The fundamentals for success are still biofunction, preparation form, material selection, and finish. I am blessed to use the Dentsply Sirona system to optimize my clinical flow and success factors. This video is a case review for using the bracketing technique to accomplish and provide certainty for ceramic blend and case closure for the patient.
Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 02/01/2019 - 8:53am
This video will review the concept behind the Ivoclar Navigational App which is a free smart device App download. I have found this App very helpful in selecting a workable brilliance/shade. Even though this app is applicable for e.max and the ZirCAD zirconia, I will share several other videos on how to extrapolate for other ceramics such as VITA and Empress. The five ceramic blend factors this video will address are target shade, ceramic thickness, ceramic translucency, preparation shade impact on ceramic selection, and the final blending factor of using cement colors.
Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 01/27/2019 - 4:33pm
Welcome to Ceramic Selection Series Introduction video. One of the most often asked questions in my classes through the years is material and ceramic color selection. I will keep adding to this series as new materials hit the market. My primary goal for this series is to provide a systematic pathway to ceramic and zirconia block color selection for chairside CAD/CAM CEREC users. The closer the treatment is to the midline, the more critical our ceramic selection becomes. With all-ceramic dentistry, there is more than color. Other factors that will impact our ceramic selection is restoration thickness, the color of the preparation,
Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 01/16/2019 - 7:03am
One of the features in CEREC I appreciate the most is designing and creating customized abutment/crown one or two piece restorations. CEREC 4.52 has been a smooth acquisition, design, and production process for implant restorations. Have been very pleased! One hassle for implant/abutment in CEREC 4.6 has been minimal thickness defaults and not being able to modify the metric settings for unique implant design and milled cases. As a result, some cases cannot be milled. This hassle in 4.6 has been frustrating for me. However, I did keep 4.52 on my system which has been seamless for implant design and production. So my go-to CEREC