Blog Author: Bob Dawe
I know there are many ways to protect the connection and tissue surface of tibases, but thought I would add another. Some may use the tip from a compule but this still leaves the tissue surface exposed, so the air abrader needs to be directed carefully from the occlusal aspect. By using soft dental tubing and an analog the entire tissue contacting surface is protected.
There is a use for all of the tools in the mill (or manufacture) phase of the software.
Of course we all use the sprue tool to get the sprue placement away from the perfect proximal contact we just created.
Then there is the move tool which we can use with the multilayer blocks to alter where the dentin and translucent areas of the crown will be.
And both tools can be combined to effect a more gradual transition of shades on these blocks.
But both tools and both aspects of the move tool can be used to make an exceptionally large crown fit into a block that at first proposal would appear to be impossible.