Volume 2 Issue 1
A BULLETIN DEALING WITH ISSUES FOR DENTAL HEALTH
New Bredent Screw System
I n April 1997, Bredent, one of the leading German manufacturers
launched a new screw for operator- removable restorations which cannot
loosen on its own. This screw system has a patented design which
prevents micro movements being transferred from the restoration to the
screws. Only the head section of this new type of screw is threaded.
The section of the screw which protrudes into the inner coping of the
bridge is not threaded. Micro movements are absorbed by this non
threaded section without loosening the screw. This new design of screw
also considerably reduces the risk of fracturing. At the "International
Dental Show" in Cologne in April of 1997, Bredent announced that this
system was developed specifically for keeping screw retained
superstructures on implants. It can be used with virtually all implant
systems as well as for all other types of prosthetics. The screws have
diameters of 1.0, 1.4 and 1.8 mm, to ensure that the optimum size is
always available for the space. Complete sets of instruments and
materials are available for processing this new, patented screw system
easily and cost effectively. the components of the set can also be
purchased separately. Comprehensive instructions are available. For
further details contact Dent-Line of Canada at 1-800-250-5111.
Bredent's Safety Lock Screw System
Available in three sizes: 1.0, 1.4 & 1.8 mm.
For information or your package of litarature
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Bredent Precision Attachment
Bredent has succeeded in integrating a shear distributor into a new
type of prefabricated attachment. No additional milled in lingual arm
is required when using the new "Vario Soft 3 mini SV" precision
attachment. This lowers the fabrication costs for combined fixed /
removable appliances with ridged, extracoronal attachments
considerably. At the same time, the aesthetics are also enchanted
noticeably for the patient as the shear distribution arm is not needed.
This prefabricated component is only 3.5 mm wide and 4 mm long and
includes a patrix and shear distributor. The male attachment is made of
burn out resin and is waxed onto and cast in one piece with the wax
pattern of the retaining crown. Bredent supplies very precisely fitting
females for creating exactly the degree of long-term friction required
by the specific patient. the females are available in three degrees of
friction; regular, reduced and high friction. Bredent has more than ten
years o experience in manufacturing resin/metal precision attachments.
For further details contact us at 1-800-250-5111 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ancient Dental Implant Found
have found what is apparently the earliest known dental implant: a
wrought iron tooth in a man who lived about 1,900 years ago in Gaul, or
what is now known as France. The discovery was made in the Gallo-Roman
cemetery south of Paris. X-rays show a perfect fit in the tooth socket
in the upper right jaw. The implant was apparently jammed into place
more than a year before the man died, according to a report by French
researchers in Nature. Although Ancient Etruscans in northern
Italy were known to have made partial dentures, crowns and simple
bridges as early as 2,500 years ago, the French finds appears to be the
oldest known dental implant. The patient's original tooth was used as a
model and the implant was probably installed soon after the tooth was
Source: Danbury News Times, January 1, 1998.
Kym Rada, RDT Interviewed on VKS
Mr. Kym Rada, R.D.T. is the owner of Adelaide Ceramics, a high quality
dental lab in Ottawa, Ontario. He has been using the Bredent VKS Snap
Attachment System for the past six years and we wanted to know why he
extensively do you use the VKS attachments?
you are aware, there are five classes of attachments that are in common
use. They are the ridged, vertical, hinged, combination and rotational.
The Bredent VKS attachments can be used in four of five of these
categories. I've used attachments for the past 15 years and found that
these attachments are the best since they are universal and can be used
in varied cases with just one system.
Q How do the VKS
attachments fit into your marketing plan?
an incredibly good attachment for cosmetics, since you can achieve
superior aesthetics. The mini SG for example can be placed lower on the
crown closer to the gingiva thus allowing more room for aesthetics.
Q Tell us what
you like about them?
are amazingly easy for the technician to use, uncomplicated, you might
say. They are also easy for the dentist to use since they have more
control chair side. It's convenient and practical for the dentist to
exchange the retention sleeve chair side rather than send the patient
to the lab for it.
Q How do you
convince your dentist to use the VKS attachments?
simple, even if some dentists are subscribing to the attachment of the
month. Many over evaluate the complexity of the cases. I tell them the
VKS snap attachment is easy to use since you can change them chair
side. It makes life simple - it works for me.
Factors for Attachment Selection:
2. Condition of periodontal support.
3. Condition of residual ridge.
4. Opposing Arch/Vertical dimension.
5. Strength of Bite/Bruxer.
6. The number of abutments.
7. The position of the abutments.
8. Patient dexterity.
9. Limited bucco-lingual space.
10. Limited mesio-distal space.
The Dent-liner; Vol. 2, No. 1
Publisher: Peter T. Pontsa RDT
Editor: A. Van Breemen BA