The Incisal Variation tool provides the finishing touch and last tool application right before milling anterior restorations. I really like this tool! Understanding the principles behind the primary, secondary, and tertiary labial anatomy will help when applying this tool. This feature of the software will initiate the primary labial contours. Let find out how the Incisal Variation tool works! This video is applicable to 5.0, 4.5, and 4.6 software.
Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 07/07/2019 - 1:30pm
Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 06/10/2019 - 7:58am
This coming fall, I will be adding a CEREC Rehab Channel to this site. It will present a step-by-step approach start to finish using the CEREC Primescan digital platform. For those with Omnicam, the 4.6 software will be the same applicable workflow. This video is a rehab overview in response to a question posted on the Ask Dr. Klim Forum.
Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 05/28/2019 - 10:26pm
Now that I have had the Primescan for a few months, I have a good feel for it and find significant ease in the scanning compared to its CEREC predecessors, sharp margin viewing, and smooth flow of the software process. I am finishing my bread and butter restorative dentistry 12-15 minutes ahead of schedule on the average. This videos will review my top Primescan assets and how it can impact your clinical theater.
Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 05/20/2019 - 9:33pm
Part of practicing is the essence of communication particularly when a patient has a complaint. My practice is not immune to this. Though complaints don't have that often anymore, occasionally one still gets through the cracks. This video is my story of a recent situation where a patient was certain she was allergic to a zirconia crown recently placed in my practice.
Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 05/12/2019 - 10:19pm
Restoring a single maxillary incisor presents the greatest blend challenge with dentistry in the smile zone. When the adjacent teeth are in good shape, I stay conservative. With chairside CAD/CAM using the Dentsply Sirona system, the Copy and Mirror is my preferred design approach creating a "DNA form and shape" by copying the adjacent central. The next step is choosing the ceramic that blends best for the case. Since the ceramic and cement refractory behavior will change once cemented, so will the value and blend. In my blend theater, I prefer placing a transitional restoration that is machined with the projected ceramic and luting
Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 05/07/2019 - 10:35pm
Even with the multi zirconia options of Katana and ZirCAD Multi, in my hands, infiltration is the simplest and most efficient way to enrich the cervical zone color and modify cervical saturation needs. And with just one firing...sintering. This video will share material recommendations and methods.
The method works on all zirconia brands.
- ZirCAD LT Colouring liquids (very forgiving)
- Katana STML
- ZirCAD Multi
Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 04/29/2019 - 8:26pm
With zirconia, I use glaze and stain only for subtle highlight surface characteristics. For this process, Ivocolor by Ivoclar works well on all the zirconia brands, particularly the multi ones such as Katana STML, ZirCAD Multi, and the coming ZirCAD Prime. This video will demonstrate the zirconia preparation required for glaze addition and then glaze/stain applications creating subtle surface enhancements.
Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 04/28/2019 - 9:11pm
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. The technique in this video is applicable to the zirconia brands in our CEREC clinical theater (ZirCAD LT, ZirCAD Multi, Katana STML, CEREC Zirconia, and InCoris).
Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 04/24/2019 - 9:23pm
Texturing and luster polishing a ceramic or composite will create the finishing touch for restorative blend harmony. Each case is often unique. In CAD/CAM e.max dentistry, we shape and texture before crystallization. This works most of the time, however, occasionally when fitting the ceramic in the mouth, further texture and shape tweaking are desired. This video will review the burs and polishing for providing texture and luster polish on a crystallized e.max restoration.
Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 03/25/2019 - 9:10pm
One advantage of aesthetic multi-gradient zirconia like Katana STML, ZirCAD Multi, and ZirCAD Prime is the ability to polish and blend right out of the sintering furance. This video will provide the steps for post sintered aesthetic zirconia polishing using the JK04 using the Meisinger Zirconia Polishing Lab Kit.