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March/April 2014
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 45 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 Right Shade Selection

More than a quick colour match

the right shade selection

Shade taking can be challenging
One of the most difficult and frustrating tasks in modern aesthetic dentistry is the taking of shades, and then relating this crucial information to the lab. The challenges involved in trying to match a single central incisor can be extremely stressful.

More than choosing a base shade
Correct shade selection is more than just choosing the right base shade. It involves determining which incisal porcelains to use and where to place them to mimic the natural dentition. Let’s not forget about those areas of intense colours, decalcification, and staining which are next to impossible to relate.

The Solution
We have a solution to this daunting task. We have refined our in-lab shade taking process and integrated digital photo technology to provide our clients with what we call Cosmetic Consultations. Let one of our experienced ceramists create a detailed shade mapping while taking note of such details as: surface anatomy, translucency, and incisal characteristics.

We take digital photos too!
To complement the shade selection, we take a series of digital photographs that will serve as a guide to tooth contour and individual facial characteristics.

We invite you to try our Cosmetic Consultation
The next time you’re faced with the disheartening task of a difficult shade match, why not take advantage of a Cosmetic Consultation. Just another way we try to improve on the restorations and services we provide to our clients.

Call today to schedule your first patient’s appointment.
You’ll be glad you did!

Case Courtesy of Dr. Stephen Abrams

Scarborough, Ontario

"I have been a client of Klausz Dental Laboratory for over 25 years. The team at Klausz Dental Laboratory not only creates high quality restorations, but their case planning and attention to detail has reduced my case remakes to well under one percent. They are available when you are and with their input treatment proceeds very smoothly.”

Dr. Stephen Abrams

Dr. Abrams' Procedure: Ortho/Protar Articulator/diagnostic wax-up/temps/6 Lava zirconia crowns
The patient was interested in improving his smile by increasing the incisal length of his anterior teeth along with changing the tooth colour, shape, and closure of the midline diastema. After comprehensive orthodontic treatment, a face bow and bite registration records were taken. The models were mounted on a Protar Articulator from which we created a diagnostic wax-up and modeled the temporary crowns accordingly. After the patient’s approval of the temporary crowns, 6 Lava zirconia based all-ceramic crowns on teeth 13, 12, 11, 21, 22, and 23 were fabricated. The patient was thrilled with the final result.

Initial Retracted Initial Smile
Post Ortho Retracted Post Ortho Smile
Diagnostic Wax-Up Preps
Temp Crowns Final All-Ceramic Crowns

Patient Specific Abutments

Designed For Optimal Aesthetics

At Klausz Dental Laboratories, we are always on the lookout for new and exciting materials and restorations, that are backed with clinical success and guaranteed with outstanding warranties.
Atlantis Abutments Atlantis Patient Specific CAD/CAM Milled Abutments fit the bill

No two implant patients are alike —so why should their abutments be? Available for all major implant systems and in the materials you want, titanium, gold-shaded titanium or zirconia, Atlantis™ patient-specific abutments are designed to replicate natural prepared teeth, making implant treatment as simple and predictable as traditional crown and bridge dentistry. Eliminate the need to inventory parts. Just take an implant-level impression and send it to us. Uniquely designed from the final tooth shape, the highly skilled technicians at Klausz Dental Lab determine the exact shape and margin location for Atlantis™ abutments to provide optimized esthetics and function.

Atlantis Abutments
Atlantis Abutments
Astratech   BioHorizons    Zimmer Dental    Biomet 3i    Nobel Biocare    Straumann
Whatever system you are using:
Atlantis™ and Klausz Dental Laboratories offer a great solution for cement-retained implant prosthetics.


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