Over the course of the last 10 years we’ve seen so many changes in our field. There has been much scrutiny and uncertainty about whether or not the advancements of technology would have positive or negative impacts on our career as dental technicians. Will we be replaced by machines? How can we remain relevant? What’s next? Where do we go from here? We hope to shed some light as we reflect on where we’ve been, where we’re at, and where we’re going! As you pre-millennials will
Fit: Acetal Resin is a Semi-Flexible resin with a superior tensile strength that allows it to perform like flexible partial resins. (ie. engage deeper undercuts that by all traditional respects would be deemed undesirable) Comfort: On a deeper level, because it can be designed digitally it can be fabricated from an intra-oral scan (static) and milled with tissue stops so that intaglio surfaces are non-compressive. AR being tooth-borne allows a healthy amount of tissue stimula
So why print? I’ve recently received multiple inquiries about the advantages and disadvantages of 3D Printed night-guards vs. thermoformed. So why do we opt to print rather than fabricate a thermoformed splint. In this article we’ll try and address this and other questions you may have as well.
I think the most important element to examine are the symptoms and indications for prescribing an occlusal guard. Let’s begin by taking a look into a few: 1. Myofacial pain associate