Educational Articles

UCLA Abutments Explained

UCLA Abutments Explained

UCLA abutments are stock parts and are made of a gold/palladium alloy interface with a plastic chimney. They can be used to make traditional screw-retained PFM (porcelain fused to metal) or FCG...

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Impression Coping Misuse

Impression Coping Misuse

At O’Brien Dental Lab, a common mistake we see with implant impressions is the incorrect use of impression copings which can lead to inaccurate models. In this article, I’ll explain the error so...

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What is Shade?

What is Shade?

How do you create a lifelike restoration, that flows and harmonizes with the patient’s natural dentition? Ceramist Mitch Bourgeois walks you through how to communicate the shade of a restoration. In...

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