Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 05/29/2023 - 3:26pm

The most optimal zirconia surface wear against a natural dentition is polished zirconia.  It is kinder than a class IV gold.  This video will break down the steps and polishing tools to effectively polish the anterior bridge's lingual and pontic tissue surfaces.  However, leave the labial surface unpolished to retain the surface texture for MiYO Esthetic application. 

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 05/28/2023 - 1:13pm

With the evolution of aesthetic zirconia, I am finding applications for the anterior aesthetic zone.  There is a trifecta solution that will enhance the outcome, shaping and texturing, infiltration, and application of MiYo Esthetic colors and glaze.  With this combination of ZirCAD MT Multi, Infiltration, and MiYO Esthetic, I can now interexchange with e.max on anterior smile cases and comprehensive care.  This video will demonstrate what we do when the zirconia comes out of the milling unit before sintering.  

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 04/26/2023 - 7:50pm

Applying this video's strategic micro occlusion strategy is a proven way of significantly avoiding post-placement sensitivity on crown(s) and other indirect restorations. The current CEREC software has several practical tools to work through the occlusal design and contact placement effectively.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 12/28/2022 - 7:53pm

This video will document a recent implant restorative case I did dealing with a labial screw access in the aesthetic zone.  With the help of a printed model and digital implant analog, we created a veneer to cover the labial screw access with a simple workflow tweek!

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 05/15/2022 - 9:34pm

This video is my workflow for shaping in one anterior central.  It is fun! the video will review the following:

  • Shaping steps
  • How much to texture the ceramic
  • Bur strategies

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 07/02/2021 - 3:42pm

his video is about the software workflow for the CAD/CAM orthotic/splint fabrication. It is a reasonably easy workflow in the software. The most important aspect of the software process is establishing the desired vertical and jaw position in the mouth and not opening on a hinge articulator. Watch the other videos in this sequence to understand the removable workflow from start to finish.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 06/17/2021 - 8:55am

When do we choose between an onlay vs. a crown?  This video will review my take on the topic.  I have been placing various forms of ceramic onlays for over 30 years and been able to track their endurance. And this treatment application has achieved excellent results, even before e.max.  I will break down the five condition factors to consider when choosing an onlay vs. a crown and then provide a case review and onlay software workflow.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 04/09/2021 - 7:26pm

What is the material of choice in our CAD/CAM theater when we have minimal clearance in a second molar zone?  Historically, the short clinical tooth has been the most challenging to restore in my 30 plus career.  We now have robust materials and precise milling options to deal with this clinical dilemma.  

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 03/19/2021 - 6:37pm

With the plethora of aesthetic zirconia materials, we are now capable of moving zirconia to the smile zone when it needs function and esthetics.  This video tutorial is a case review about material choice and CEREC software workflow for an anterior bridge.  In addition to designing each individual tooth within the bridge, the software presents a pontic baseline tool and connector design metrics to optimize the aesthetic and engineering design needs. 

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 02/21/2021 - 1:14pm

Occlusal Offset will impact material thickness milled and occlusal calibration.  This video will discuss how to arrive at an Occlusal Offset that is properly calibrated for your CEREC system and assure proper occlusal material thickness and occlusal contact firmness. Though this video is illustrated in CEREC Software version 4.65, the principles are the same for the current 5... version software.