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    Technical Tips


     

    Eliminating the "Bulls-eye"

    By: n/a

    I'm sure we've all; seen it we've just desprued our e.max Press and recontoured the sprue stump, and there it is, the "Bulls-eye," a low value or grey circle surrounded by a high value ring. Then we wonder what caused this and how can I keep it from happening again

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    Getting the most out of your Zenostar

    By: Janet Jones,CDT,TE

    Zenostar is a very translucent zirconia, and I can reach all of the A-D shades easily with Empress Universal Stain System. However, when I have finished matching the basic shade, I still find it may be a little high in value once it's placed in the mouth.

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    IPS e.max Ingot Concept

    By: Jeff Smith, CDT

    When going through the thought process for selecting lithium disilicate ingots or milling blocks, there are a multitude of factors that must be considered including preparation color, desired final shade, restoration thickness and planned processing technique.

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    Predictable e.max pressings – SPRUING TIPS

    By: Jeff Smith, CDT

    Many technicians that are responsible for spruing patterns for e.max press, have migrated from a similar task required when casting alloy. While both have some similarities, the following will explain and show the simple but specific rules that should be done to achieve daily successful pressings.

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