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May/June 2011 e-Newsletter 
An O.I.C. Specialty Laboratory
Occlusion - Implant - Cosmetic


At Klausz Dental Laboratories, we are committed to providing our clients with a full range of services, restorations, and appliances to meet all aspects of clinical dentistry. To meet your expectations we have grown into an Occlusal-Implant-Cosmetic (O.I.C.) Laboratory.

We view the role of the dental lab as a partner to our clients, in both determining their goals and objectives and going out of our way in helping to achieve them. When we say, "Working Harder And Smarter For Your Practice!", we mean that we're finding solutions for each of our client's specific needs and challenges, whatever they may be. We consider ourselves to be an extension of your dental practice. That is the changing role of the dentist/laboratory relationship, and we believe it has led to the continued success of our clients and our laboratory.

We hope our e-Newsletters prove to be informative, educational, and beneficial. Each issue will cover different topics on materials, techniques, services and educational opportunities. Please do not hesitate to contact us with specific questions. We look forward to working with you.


Aqualizer Muscle Directed Bite Registration
A Perfect Bite the 1st Try

Using the laws of fluid dynamics, a prosthodontist at the University of Illinois came up with this simple device consisting of two water pads, connected by an equalizing channel.  When placed in the mouth, the Aqualizer allows both left and right sides of posterior segments to equilibrate with each other, allowing the muscles of mastication to relax.  Its floating action makes it an excellent tool to simplify TMD diagnoses & treatment planning.  It can act as a temporary pain control splint, as well as guide your equilibration technique for either teeth or splints.

Six Simple Steps to Capture the Open Bite for Splints and Nightguards

Step 1: - Insert an Aqualizer™ into the mouth allowing the muscles to bring the mandible to its natural, most comfortable 3-D position, (great in combination with T.E.N.S. and jaw tracking). Add base plate wax under pads for small increases of less than 2mm, if there is no spasm in the muscles, step two can be performed 10 minutes after insertion.

Step 2: - Instruct the patient to bite down naturally with the Aqualizer™ still in place, while injecting silicone from cuspid to cuspid.

Step 3: - Remove the Aqualizer™ with the anterior bite still in place. Inject registration material between the occlusal surfaces of the left and right posterior teeth. Instruct the patient to close carefully into the previously established anterior bite. Allow the silicone to set.

Step 4: - Remove the one-piece full arch bite registration from the mouth.

Step 5: - Assemble the patient's dental casts accurately into the bite registration. Send this assembly to the lab, or mount the combined casts/registration assembly on your articulator.

Step 6: - Remove the silicone bite registration. The Aqualizer™ allows you to preview, then accurately reproduce for splints, the most functional cranio-mandibular occlusal relationships.

For your additonal convenience, our laboratory now stocks the Low, Medium, & High Volume Ultra Aqualizer


Hot Off the Press - Oral Health Journal March 2011
"A Perfect Bite the First Try"

Read Ron Klausz's latest article from the March 2011 issue of the Oral Health Journal "Aqualizer Muscle Directed Bite Registration - A Perfect Bite the First Try"


IPS e.max Press by Klausz Dental Laboratories
Lithium Disilicate - Fit, Form, Function

Comprised of biocompatible lithium disilicate, IPS e.max Press provides the fit, form and function of a pressed ceramic with maximum aesthetic characteristics, and exceptional flexural strength at 400 MPa.

Available in Various Degrees of Translucency
IPS e.max Press ingots are available in varying degrees of translucency for maximum versatility. Ingots come in the High Translucency (HT) created for inlays, onlays and veneers, Low Translucency (LT) which is ideal for creating one-step fully anatomical restorations, Medium Opacity (MO) is intended for devitalized, slightly discolored preparations, and High Opacity (HO) is for preparations that are non-vital and severely discolored. The LT ingots are available in the 9 most popular A-D shades as well as 4 contemporary bleach shades.

Conventional or Adhesive Bonding
Due to their high strength, the restorations can be conventionally cemented. Alternatively, they can be adhesively bonded. This provides maximum flexibility to address clinical needs.

Full Contour or Cut-Back / Build-up Technique
IPS e.max restorations are available in two forms. You can choose full contour that provides high strength and beautiful aesthetics as an alternative to zirconia and precious metal. For more demanding cases, we can fabricate restorations utilizing the cut-back and build-up technique. Final veneering with IPS e.max Ceram, a proprietary nano-fluorapatite layering ceramic, offers unparalleled esthetics.

IPS e.max Press provides the ultimate in all ceramic restorations:

  • Outstanding aesthetics combined with high flexural strength
  • Conventional or adhesive cementation options for clinical flexibility
  • Exceptional wear profile on the antagonist tooth, even kinder than natural enamel
  • 5 year clinical data

We are confident that we can provide you with the high quality you have come to expect from our laboratory in this new and versatile all-ceramic restoration.

Klausz Dental Laboratories is a fully certified IPS e.max laboratory

 

   

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