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|Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 3:02 pm Post subject: Article in Compendium
|There is an article on lsers and Cerec by Fasbinder in the current Compendium. The soft-tissue laser is used for gingival retraction and dryness of field.
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Figs. 3 and 4 depict the tissue following the use of the laser.
The finished Cerec crown is shown in Figs. 7 and 8.
This is what I notice;
1. The tissue height has been altered such that it is noticeably lower than the crown margin.
2. The Cerec crown is much whiter than the surounding teeth.
As I do not have a soft tissue laser I cannot say whether this is characteristic of this laser usage but it does not satisfy me. I also do not feel that this is a terribly good representation of Cerec capabilities.
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