Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 07/08/2018 - 10:36am

This tutorial will demonstrate my step-by-step glaze and stain technique customizing the solid e.max abutment/crown.  My current favored stain and glaze system is Ivocolor.  It is a universal stain and glaze system "one on all" and works well on micro felspathic, lucite, disilicate, and zirconia surfaces.  Ivocolor is a very forgiving system, basically no bubbling.  It is very predictable, what you see with stain color harmony in the application state will be what is seen in the post-firing condition.

Product Recommendations:

  • Object Fix Flowable (Ivoclar Vivadent)

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 07/02/2018 - 9:18pm

Solid abutment/crown shaping is not much different than shaping an e.max traditional restoration.  This tutorial will demonstrate Dr. Klim's shaping and polishing sequence using his Meisinger Lab Kit JK03.

Support Products:

  • Meisinger JK03 Lab Kit
  • e.max 16 implant block
  • Diamond Twist (Premier)
  • Object Fix--flowable (Ivoclar/Vivadent)

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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 06/14/2018 - 5:18pm

Finishing zirconia when it comes out of the milling unit is referred to as zirconia in the green state.  There are a few steps that can be taken to really improve the surface quality of the green zirconia, and once sintered will save finishing time.

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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 06/07/2018 - 6:20pm

Our dental adhesive options are at a point in time that we can be assured low probability of post cementation sensitivity and strong bonding properties. This video will review how Dr. Klim addresses adhesive protocols when the margins are subgingival.

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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 05/25/2018 - 6:37am

This case review will emphasize the CEREC software flow for an anterior cantilever bridge. There are times a cantilever anterior bridge works out the best for the case.  This is one of those case reviews.  In fact, zirconia was required due to a more conservative preparation needed on the abutment canine. View Video

Materials Used

  • inCoris TZI C A2
  • Zircad LT Colouring Liquid (green infiltration)
  • Ivocolor glaze and colors
  • Fuji Plus resin glass ionomer cement

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 04/12/2018 - 2:13pm

Choosing the right e.max block shade for e.max ceramic restorations can be uncertain.  Well, Ivoclar has solved this dilemma by introducing the IPS e.max Navigation App.  I have found the App recommended ceramic shade color to be right on.  I have modified one measurement though.  Choose ceramic thickness at the incisal or cusp location of the preparation. View Video

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 03/31/2018 - 10:28pm

Are we able to machine thin feather margins with CEREC without chipping?  Oh yes, we can!  In fact, I am going to make a quality statement.  We can mill a "pressable"  margin with the MC XL using the EF bur system. This video will review the clinical criteria for applying a thin margin to optimize the aesthetic results. View Video

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 03/16/2018 - 6:18am

Texturing anterior restorations provide the finishing fingerprint for exceptional harmony and blend.  This video is one of many on this site about texturing.  The closer to the midline, the more important the contouring and texturing becomes.  Let's have some fun learning! View Video

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 11/19/2017 - 5:49pm

IPS Ivocolor is a universal stains and glaze assortment for the individualized staining and characterization of ceramic materials. The range of products has been coordinated with the layering, press and CAD ceramics from Ivoclar Vivadent and the zirconium oxides from Wieland Dental and can be used regardless of the CTE of the ceramic. Due to the optimized sinter temperature of the newly developed glass, optimum esthetic results can be achieved irrespective of the ceramic substrate. 

The newly developed composition of the pastes was optimized with regard to the application behaviour and the firing results. The gel-type structure of

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 09/26/2017 - 12:56pm

With all the new zirconia brands entering the market, it will be imperative to know the brand and particular strength metrics.  Prep design and reduction indications will be all over the board based on the zirconia translucency and flexural strength.  For the more conservatively prepared restoration, the zirconia used will need a flexural strength greater than 1000 MPa.  This video will address  the prepping metrics and protocols for the high strength zirconia brands.