Home > Newsletter Archive > 2018 Mar April Print Page Email Page
Klausz Dental Laboratories

March - April 2018

An O.I.C.S. Specialty Laboratory
Occlusion - Implant - Cosmetic - Sleep

"We Build Advanced Occlusal Concepts
Into Everything We Do!"

We've Grown into an O.I.C.S. Specialty 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-Sleep (O.I.C.S.) Specialty Laboratory.

With 50 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.

Titanium (Ti) Based Zirconia Abutments
& Screw Retained Crowns
Value and Aesthetics All In One
Titanium Base

Optimal Fit to Implant - Metal to Metal Interface

It has been well established that the optimal fit of an implant restoration to an osseointegrated implant fixture is with a metal to metal interface. In the areas where aesthetics are crucial, the use of zirconia abutments and crowns has made the aesthetic dream a reality. Trying to merge these two modalities of fit and aesthetics was a major challenge, until now.

Metal to Metal Fit! - for Ceramic Abutments & Screw Retained C&B

Titanium Bases (Ti Bases) make it possible to produce custom ceramic abutments and screw retained crowns & bridges, with a milled metal to metal fit. Optimal anatomical crown contours and highly aesthetic colouring in the collar area can be achieved through the use of the Ti Base and custom zirconia materials. Restorations can be manufactured for both screw and cement-retained restorations. The Ti Base for single tooth restorations features an internal anti-rotational connection, while the Ti Base for bridges has no anti-rotation geometry.

Milled Zirconia Restorations - Cemented on the Ti Base

One piece, zirconia screw retained restorations can be milled, and in the laboratory cemented directly onto the Ti Base. Aesthetics and function can be achieved at a reduced cost, since there is no need for expensive, cast-to gold components or extra precious alloy that is associated with pfm restorations.

As with most designs, case selection for this technique is key for long term stability of the restoration.

Advantages of the Titanium Base (Ti Base)

  • Tooth-coloured abutments allow supragingival abutment-crown transitions
  • Individualized emergence profile with an optimal anatomical shape
  • Compatible with a wide range of implant systems
  • Available in Full Contour or Layered Zirconia Restorations
  • Less costly Ti Bases vs Gold Based UCLA Abutments
  • No additional alloy fees

Staying at the forefront of technology and advancements in the latest design characteristics
is just another way, “We’re Working Harder and Smarter for Your Practice”.

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.


Klausz Dental Laboratories Provides MORE Aqualizers than anyone else in Canada!
We NOW stock both the Ultra Aqualizer and the Mini Aqualizer in
Low, Medium, & High Volumes

 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.

Update 2018 - Aqualizer Bite Registration

The time I save is incredible! - Dr. Jordan Soll, Toronto

"When I met with Ron Klausz and he described the Aqualizer Muscle Directed Bite Registration Technique for flat plane splints, I was skeptical.

After all the cases I've done, I am now convinced that there is a real difference. The time I save is incredible. It has reduced my insert appointments in half. In this crazy, hurried world, it makes my life a little easier."

Dr. Jordan Soll, Toronto

The Hidden Clasp Cast Partial Denture

Klausz Dental Lab’s vast experience in the field of removable cosmetic dentistry enables us to offer outstanding cast partial solutions. The key to providing superior cast partial solutions lies in the materials used and in the design of the partial. Our extensive experience has led us to use the finest materials and enabled us to develop highly efficient design techniques.

For many decades, cast partial dentures have been the method of choice when it came to the rehabilitation of the partially edentulous patient. Cast partials can be made from a variety of materials to match the needs of each individual patient. Dental gold and chromium cobalt have been the standard materials of choice, however, newer, lightweight and more biocompatible metals, such as titanium alloys are now available.

Just as important as the material, is the design of the partial. Not only must the partial fit and function, but it should also provide support to the teeth it is utilizing, as well as be aesthetically pleasing. With our extensive experience in the field of removable cosmetic dentistry, we have come to favor the "Hidden Clasp Cast Partial Denture Design". It is highly effective in protecting, preserving and strengthening the abutment teeth. It is both retentive and stable, and designed to provide the patient with complete comfort. The fact that the clasps are hidden is an aesthetic feature that most patients will appreciate.

Hidden Clasp Partial 1Hidden Clasp Partial 2Hidden Clasp Partial 3

The KEY to SUCCESS, is in the Design AND the Materials


Viewers wishing to unsubscribe to the Klausz e-Newsletter click here.