Category Archives: dental crown and bridge

Flat-Fee Milled Gold Restorations from Udell

Precision-milled in solid alloys from 3D CAD data, these crowns offer precise fit with a surface that requires less time to finish, reducing the chance of dimensional alteration in processing. Characterized and documented alloy blanks ensure alloy purity,  consistent density with no voids, and material certification for your patient records.
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Virtually Unbreakable… BruxZir Solid Zirconia from Udell Dental Laboratory

Udell Dental Laboratory is an authorized BruxZir Lab. Watch this video demonstration of the amazing strength of BruxZir Solid Zirconia crowns and bridges.

In addition to great strength, BruxZir also has improved light transmission compared with conventional milled zirconia material, resulting in more natural shade values. BruxZir is an esthetic alternative to metal occlusal PFMs and cast gold crowns and bridges.

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BruxZir and e.max clinical results at 3+ years

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BruxZir and e.maxCAD full-contour crowns on molars have demonstrated clinical service superior to all other tooth-colored materials studied clinically by TRAC over 39 years. To date, their service record resembles that of cast metal. Clinical service over three plus years has begun to answer many critical clinical questions, but important questions remain on possibility of phase change of zirconia in 100% humidity of the oral cavity, glaze use, service life, and failure mode. Status reports will be forthcoming as answers to these and other pertinent questions emerge through this study.

 

Latest BruxZir Performance Reports

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Specimens of the zirconia products were more translucent at 0.5 mm thickness than at 1.0 mm thickness. At the 0.5 mm thickness, the translucency parameter ranged from 10.3 to 10.7, and BruxZir was significantly more translucent than the other three products. At the 1.0 mm thickness, the translucency parameter ranged from 7.1 to 7.8, and BruxZir was significantly more translucent than Zenostar Zr and Lava Plus. Translucency parameter was a function of wavelength when measured between 360-750 nm in reflection.

New Federal 2.3% Medical Device Excise Tax

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Considerations for U.S. Dentists and U.S. Dental Laboratories in Light of Increased Regulation

The new 2.3% Medical Device Tax will have certain beneficial effects on the dental industry both in the U.S. and abroad.

Domestically, it will reinforce the requirement of using FDA registered materials in medical devices, by requiring the foreign manufacturer and importer to provide documented proof of material composition and provenance. It is also an important next step toward global quality regulation of medical devices, already well established in many markets, through ISO quality standards and U.S. FDA regulation.

The low prices offered by foreign labs with lower operating costs are challenging the U.S. dental lab industry. With the new Medical Device Tax, the increased cost of regulating and importing medical products may help to balance the playing field. U.S. dentists may re-evaluate the benefits of choosing a full-service domestic dental laboratory, and using highly skilled U.S. technicians.

Defining the “Taxable Medical Device” under the 2.3% tax law

The IRS looked to the FDA for definition of a “taxable medical device”, and the key is FDA registration. All manufacturers, producers, and importers of medical devices must register with the FDA and submit a list of the medical devices that they manufacture, produce, or import. All “listed” devices are subject to the new 2.3% tax.

All imported dental devices are required to be listed. Each type of imported restoration receives a product code, and is taxable under the law.

Whoever imports as the initial owner of the device, whether it is a dental laboratory or a dentist, is responsible for paying the tax.

Dental laboratories are generally exempt from registering with the FDA, unless they import devices from foreign labs. With the exception of sleep apnea devices and snore guards, most domestically made crowns, bridges, dentures, veneers and retainers will not be subject to the tax. However, many materials and components used by dental labs will be taxable as medical devices.

The Dentist and Laboratory Relationship

In all countries, dentists benefit from working with full service local laboratories. They often know the technicians by name, the level of their skill, and can expect consistent quality work. They also know the quality of the materials used, and can rely on clear communication for difficult combination cases.

In the U.S. particularly, domestic laboratories are required to have an established quality management system in place to provide the required material and process control, and confidential patient history with full traceability for every case. U.S. labs are also subject to audit at any time to assure regulatory compliance.

Dental restorations are patient-specific medical prosthetic devices. With such a direct patient interface, dental restorations should not be marketed as a commodity. Until such time that global quality regulation is practicable, there will be measureable benefits for the dentist who works with the local dental laboratory.

New Federal Medical Device Excise Tax will not apply to vast majority of products made by U.S. Domestic Dental Laboratories

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Read more at http://www.nadl.org/pdfs/MDT-Press%20Release%20Dft%2010-19-12.pdf

Full Contour Zirconia Crowns from Udell Dental Laboratory

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