Handpiece advances When it comes to handpieces, electrics seem to get all the attention with their consistent torque and quiet operation. Yet even with electrics' many advantages, the majority of dentists still remain fans of the lighter weight, ease of control and, typically, lower cost of air-driven turbines.
But faced with removing today's popular all-ceramic crowns (especially solid zirconia), dentists armed only with a traditional air turbine are in for a challenge, says Dr. DiTolla."As recently as 2007, 65 percent of the crowns we made were PFMs," Dr. DiTolla says. "Today, 70 percent are high-strength, all-ceramic crowns, and cutting them off is a chore."Replacing old crowns can comprise as much as two-thirds of a dentist's crown-and-bridge workflow, so with more patients presenting with all-ceramic crowns, the need for power has never been greater.
New advances have made great strides in pushing the power of air turbines to rival their electronic counterparts, while also delivering improvements such as quieter operation, better visibility, simpler maintenance and improved hygiene.In this free e-book, Dr. DiTolla details the techniques that can help you improve your efficiency of dental implant system, control and outcomes using these new, more powerful air-driven handpieces, and we outline the features of the new MASTERTorque series of air-driven handpieces from KaVo.
If you've ever been frustrated trying to remove an all-ceramic crown, you're not alone, and you owe it to yourself to download our newest EBook: "Techniques and equipment advances to tackle difficult crown-and-bridge restorations."
The past decade has seen major advancements in dental materials, technology and equipment—advancements that sometimes present their own challenges. One example is the explosive growth in all-ceramic crowns.While all-ceramics and solid zirconia provide strong, long lasting restorations, dental implant machine they can also create challenges for dentists who later have to remove them.
In this free Ebook and webinar, DPR worked with Michael DiTolla, DDS, FAGD, to examine the challenges and outline specific techniques and equipment that can radically simplify the most challenging restorative cases.As a practicing dentist and director of clinical research and education at Glidewell Laboratories, Dr. DiTolla is well versed on the clinical and lab sides of modern restorative dentistry. Here, he shares his experience and specific examples to show how you can master the most complex restorative cases with the right techniques and equipment.