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July/Aug 2012
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An O.I.C. Specialty Laboratory
Occlusion - Implant - Cosmetic


"We Build Advanced Occlusal Concepts
Into Everything We Do!"
We've grown into an O.I.C. Laboratory!
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.

With over 44 years of experience in the dental technology field, we build advanced occlusal concepts into every restoration and appliance we custom fabricate. With a greater understanding of how teeth, muscles and joints work together, we can create restorations that not only look lifelike and aesthetic, but can last longer and function better. Allow us to apply the knowledge we’ve accumulated into your next restoration or appliance.

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.


The Use Of Dental Implants Is On The Rise

Educated Patients Seek More Choices
The use of dental implants is becoming more prevalent in today’s dental practices. As patients are becoming more educated about dental options, dentists are finding it necessary to offer more choices. The aging population demographic of baby boomers are seeking options that will meet function as well as aesthetics. They are insisting on rehabilitation that will improve the quality of their lives. With an increase in proficiency in implant placement via oral surgeons, periodontists, and skilled general dentists, the stigma of implants being too advanced and “experimental” is fading.

Implant Options Have Advanced
As implant fixtures have changed, so too have the restorative options we have available. Today, we are no longer limited by the proximity of bone to achieve a highly aesthetic result, nor are we forced to accept less than ideal treatment outcomes. With preplanning and a willingness to explore the possibilities that are available, implant cases can provide you and your patients with natural looking and functioning restorations.

Klausz Dental Laboratories is Trained & Certified in Advanced Implant Technology
Did you know Klausz Dental Laboratories is certified as a Nobel Aesthetic Laboratory, a Zimmer Preferred Laboratory Member, a 3I Certified Laboratory, a Straumann Trained Laboratory, and a Dentsply Ankylos Certified Laboratory? We can provide you with the tools and guidance you need to confidently offer dental implants as a treatment option to your patients.


Precision Milled Titanium Implant Bars

A New and Exciting Era

CAD/CAM Precision Bars including Hader, Dolder, Primary and Fixed-Hybrid

We are proud to provide the latest in Precision Milled Titanium Bars. Using the precision of CAD/CAM technology, we are able to create custom Hader, Dolder, and Primary Bars for overdentures as well as Fixed-Hybrid Bars for fixed removable restorations. Never before has the ability for CAD/CAM precision frameworks existed. Welcome to a new and exciting era for overdenture bar treatment. Imagine - you may never need to cut and index a framework again.

Bars are milled from a solid titanium block and interface with all leading implant systems.
Precision Milled Titanium Bars
are created by state of the art scanning and milling processes. Now you have access to this technology through Klausz Dental Laboratories. Milled from a solid block of titanium alloy, these restorations are lightweight and provide a passive fit without the potential weakness associated with cutting and soldering.
Precision Milled Titanium Bars can interface with all the leading implant systems available in the market today thus providing maximum flexibility.

CAD Design Software Precision Milled Bar
Today’s patients take excellent aesthetics, form, and function for granted, even for implant-based restorations.
We are proud to partner with innovative companies to provide our clients with the very best that technology has to offer.

Implant Tips

How to avoid food traps around implant restorations

When a natural tooth is lost and an implant placed, there is usually some type of bone loss which causes the tissue in the papilla region to recede. This in turn creates a space below the natural contact areas of teeth (Figure 1). More prevalent in the posterior quadrants, these areas can’t be closed with the implant restoration as they fall into an undercut from the crown’s path of insertion (Figure 2). The best way to avoid creating these potential food traps is by adjusting the contact areas of the natural teeth prior to taking the implant fixture impression. By reducing the enamel from the height of contour, the gingival embrasure below the contact will decrease in size (Figures 3 & 4). Looking for this potential problem at the onset can save quite a bit of time as well as discomfort for the patient.

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3 Fig. 4

Make abutment insertion a snap with a custom orientation jig

Implant abutments fabricated in the dental laboratory, whether stock or custom, need to be placed consistently in the same orientation. When the case is completed and sent to the dentist’s office for final insertion, this orientation needs to be transferred from the stone cast to the implant intra-orally. To do this, a “Custom Orientation Jig” should be fabricated. These jigs are made with low shrinkage, pattern resin. They should fit snugly around the core of the abutment and the lateral extensions should rest on the adjacent teeth. They can be placed on the abutment while it is still seated on the model and taken from the model to the mouth (Figures 5, 6, 7, 8).

Fig. 5 Fig. 6 Fig. 7 Fig. 8

Look For Us at Upcoming Meetings & Events

American Academy of Craniofacial Pain Meeting - Canadian Chapter – September 21st and 22nd, 2012 Toronto, Ontario

Join us for an empowering Practice Development evening program for your entire team with Mr. Peter Barry C.M.C., R.R.D.H./Practice Mastery Coach - hosted by Klausz Dental Laboratories.

Mr. Peter Barry C.M.C., R.R.D.H - Practice Development / Practice Mastery
Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
The Nobel Biocare Training Facility Richmond Hill, Ontario


   

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