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Use only metal or rigid plastic trays (perforated type is best). Be sure the tray is long enough to cover the most distal molars. Check to make sure that cusps are not touching the tray. 

Use Polyvinylsiloxane-type (PVS) material. Be sure to have the patient swallow to eliminate bubbles or blebs in impressions.

IMPRESSIONS.

Use only metal or rigid plastic trays (perforated type is best). Be sure the tray is long enough to cover the most distal molars. Check to make sure that cusps are not touching the tray. 

Use Polyvinylsiloxane-type (PVS) material. Be sure to have the patient swallow to eliminate bubbles or blebs in impressions.

 

WAX REGISTRATION.

We request that accounts use a Wafer Bite with laminated foil on their patients. Please no Blue Moose or PVS for bite registrations. This will ensure that all splints fit with little to no adjustment.

The brown laminated bite wafer is preferred, as it is more rigid. This helps identify if the mandible is collapsed. We can many times see if the arch is distorted as the teeth do not fit into the bite. The foil also prevents biting through when registering a bite and for reducing deformation. This will also help ensure a central bite positioning on the articulator. You can find the wafers at most dental supply houses. 

DIGITAL SCANS.

If you have an intra-oral scanner, you can send the lab an open .stl file. From this scan, we can print a model and fabricate a night guard.

FIT + ADJUSTMENT.

Due to the extra time spent on cast preparation and fit, the average time spent on fit and adjustment at the patient's appointment is only 3-5 minutes. 

When fitting the splint, a grain of abrasive or spot of wax can cause a splint not to fit. If you grind and remove acrylic, be sure to brush and blow the appliance with air before seating. On hard/soft splints, use a Grind All Bit (we can supply) on the soft portion of the splint.

DOCUMENTS.

Contact Us

ADDRESS

17280 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE, Ste. 805

Woodinville, WA 98072

PHONE

425-806-9194

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