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January-February 2015
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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 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.


Dental Attachments - A Simplified Approach

Did you know cast partial dentures, retained with attachments, can last up to three times longer than clasping alone? Attachments don't have to be complicated or expensive to be effective. Be it combination or over-denture cases, with an understanding of a few basic principles of how attachments work, along with a step by step simplified approach to case planning and fabrication, you too can start providing your patients with the added benefits of greater retention, increased periodontal health, long-term stability, and superior aesthetics.

The O-So O-Ring Over Denture Attachment
The O-SO attachment system is a proven retentive system that features a simple design that reduces shock, pressure, torque, and wear on abutment teeth. The O-SO secret lies in an easily replaceable rubber O-Ring. It is a tissue resilient attachment with vertical and hinge stress-breaking action.

The O-SO male is a plastic pattern that is incorporated into the wax pattern for a post and root cap coping. It can be cast in any hard dental alloy. Once completed, it is cemented into the root prep and provides the retention for the denture. By maintaining the patient's natural teeth roots, ridge resorption is slowed. The O-SO female component consists of a rubber O-Ring that is held into the denture base acrylic by a gold-plated metal ring. This allows for ease in replacement of the rubber O-Rings. Simply pry the worn rubber ring out of its metal housing and pop a new one in. It's that easy.

The O-SO attachment system will make your work easier
while increasing the benefits to the patient.


The O-So O-Ring Over Denture Attachment
Case Courtesy of Dr. Mark Cohen, Dawson Dental, Scarborough

“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 reliability when it comes to case pickups and meeting scheduled delivery times is fantastic!

Dr. Mark Cohen

Dr. Cohen Case
Dr. Cohen's Case
The patient presented with an existing maxillary cast partial denture which had a clasp on tooth # 23. Tooth 23 had fractured at the gingival crest and a cast post and dome with a male O-SO Attachment was fabricated and cemented into the endodonticly treated root. The corresponding O-SO Female O-Ring and Metal Housing were secured into the denture covered by an aesthetically matching denture tooth.

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 and treatment planning. It can act as a temporary pain control splint, as well as guide your equilibration technique for either teeth or splints.

Capture the Open Bite for Splints and Nightguards
A Simple Step-by-Step Procedure

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 additional convenience, 
our laboratory now stocks 
Low, Medium, & High Volume, Ultra Aqualizer

 Be sure to visit our website at www.klauszdentallab.com for more information on the Aqualizer or email the lab for your free Aqualizer Information Package and Aqualizer sample.

Our Doors are Always Open

Thank you for referring our Laboratory to your friends and colleagues!

We pride ourselves in the high quality and care we provide our clients and their patients. There’s no better sign that we are serving you well than the number of new dentist referrals that contact our laboratory. Referrals and word of mouth are the number one source of new clients for us. When you give us a good reference, we won’t let you down! A vibrant client base helps our laboratory grow and expand so that we can continue to offer the very best in dental laboratory materials and services.
So, if you’re wondering whether or not we accept new clients – the answer is YES. Not only do we accept them, we encourage them. There’s no higher compliment for us than to be given the privilege of meeting and serving the needs of your colleagues and friends.

As always, we are striving to work harder and smarter for you and your colleague’s practices.

Our Doors are Open

   

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