Category Archives: Dental Protocols

Reduction coping

plastic reduction coping

Reduction coping Reduction coping is useful for us dentists if we need more room for a dental crown after we already prepped and impressed the tooth. This most often occurs on second molars as it is difficult to properly evaluate the clearance of a second molar. To me personally it also happens more often on […]

Custom healing abutment or tissue former

custom tissue former

How to make a custom healing abutment for dental implant Cerec can make to look like this – very cool custom tissue former To do by self need PEEK abutment and acrylic or universal bond and flowable Or metal is fine but only mechanical retention. Place temp abutment Pack plumbers tape in all around below […]

Dental splint – Tooth splint dental code

dental splint tooth splint

Tooth splint dental code – Dental splint dental code When to use what ADA dental codes Dental splint or tooth splint dental codes and descriptions can be confusing. If you have a question about dental splinting, we hope you will find the answer here. Tooth splint ADA dental code D4322 is the new (2022) dental […]

Denture Initial visit – Final Impression

Wheaton cosmetic dentist Bryan Bauer

Denture Initial visit – Final Impression – With Nothing At the initial denture visit we can take final impressions of both arches. This visit lasts 30 minutes. Follow “Seating a Patient” SOP Second visit Method 1 for final denture impression 1. Accu-Dent to pour up in house System 1 – Follow their laminated sheet Use […]

Second visit – Wax rims to find VDO and CR

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Second denture visit – Wax rims to find VDO and CR The second denture visit. First visit     Third visit   May be able to get CR and VDO with Ivoclar Centric  in first visit Try in wax rims 2 weeks after initial visit to determine vertical dimension of occlusion (VDO).  This visit can last anywhere […]

Third visit – Wax try-in

Wheaton cosmetic dentist Bryan Bauer

Third denture visit – Wax try-in Third visit for denture fabrication. Second visit    Denture problems Third denture visit Try in of teeth still set in wax, so changes can be made, 2 weeks after second visit.  This visit can last anywhere from 2-30 minutes.  If something is way off with denture then this appointment will […]

Close crown contact

Wheaton cosmetic dentist Bryan Bauer

How to close an open  crown contact by yourself Need a porcelain furnace with a vacuum, some add-on porcelain, modeling liquid and a brush. Need to know coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) and firing temperature for your porcelain.  Add-on material must have the same CTE and a lower firing temperature than the material you are […]

Laser frenectomy

Bauer dentistry in wheaton

Dental steps for Laser frenectomy Anesthetic .8-1.4 W continuous Release upward to form diamond Removal all vertical fibers to periosteum Score horizontally with blade Hydrogen peroxide to clean Vitamin E oil   I like to treat this few months prior to ortho being removed   Post-op Avoid spicy or acidic (citrus, wine) foods or drinks […]