How to Avoid Poor Glaze Consistency to Guarantee Better Restorations
Is inconsistent or inadequate glaze consistency getting you down? It may seem like something as simple as how you mix your IPS Ivocolor Glaze FLUO and what you mix it with couldn’t have a significant effect on restoration quality, but that’s simply not the case.
Without the right technique, you can end up with a consistency that leaves the wrong tint or texture after firing. Avoid this completely using the following approach from California dental technician Steve Lee:
An Easy and Dependable Ivocolor Glaze Mixing Technique
For the perfect glaze consistency to achieve better results, use your Ivocolor Glaze FLUO powder mixed with IPS Ivocolor Mixing Liquid longlife. One key point of this technique is to use a ceramic mixing spatula. That way you can bypass any unwanted metal contamination.
Begin to mix the powder and the liquid on a clean glass or ceramic mixing tray. You should aim for a consistency that is much thicker compared to a traditional PFM glaze. At the end, it should have a consistency similar to honey.
Then, maximize the outcome by using a synthetic brush for glazing. This ensures you can attain the right moisture and glaze consistency that is ideal for application to the restoration.
Advantages to the IPS Ivocolor Powder and Liquid Longlife Mixing Technique
A pristine restoration is a wonder to behold. When you implement the technique outlined above, you’ll ensure you can use a low firing temperature of only 710 degrees Celsius. Even better, the combination of the materials and the technique leaves absolutely no gray tint after glaze firing.
Another great advantage is that this glaze works for all Ivoclar Vivadent restorative materials, including metal-ceramics and Zirconia-based restorations. You’re bound to see the difference it makes immediately!
Check out the video below to see how Steve Lee gets an incredible honey-like consistency with the glaze…
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