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    Articulator Paper Marks on Models

    Discussion in 'Removable' started by evanosu, Jun 21, 2017.

    1. kcdt

      kcdt Well-Known Member Full Member

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      While I too appreciate cleanliness in work, if never understood the obsession with virginal spotless textbook.
      It negates the reality of a working model. Hell, I get trials back where dr obviously checked the contacts on the articulator.
      So who are we really fooling?
       
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      Affinity Well-Known Member Full Member

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      I have a belle de st claire steamer, It needs a new cap for $130, so it sits unused.
       
    3. evanosu

      evanosu Member Full Member

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      Good question, we are talking about Removbles here, so when we're doing a set-up with teeth, they see the models as they remove the wax try-in. How much does it matter if there are articulator marks on it, don't know. I'll look into the steamer and go from there.
       
    4. evanosu

      evanosu Member Full Member

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      I'm selling Dentures in this scenario : ), so it probably makes a little bit more of a difference than on the crown and bridge side.
       
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    5. sndmn2

      sndmn2 Active Member Full Member

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      I have this one..20 plus years...It needs n "o" ring or 2 but still going strong...I usually only have it on for an hour a day, thats about it..I warm it up to clean models and I use it to clean the oily film off of Sil Tech when I relign with a light body material.
       

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      Car 54 Well-Known Member Donator Full Member

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      Yep, on the steam them right out of your hands front. My cabinets are not totally against the wall, there is a gap across the top of the counter
      that I have the smaller pipe insulation filling in that space, so a crown doesn't fly off the tweezers and go behind the cabinets.
      Couldn't live without a steamer though, just to handy and covers so many bases in cleaning. I haven't used a ultrasonic for years.

      Rubber tipped tweezers are great for holding crowns while steaming.
       
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      Car 54 Well-Known Member Donator Full Member

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      Those type seem to be a little more industrial grade. We had one of those years ago, and really don't remember having any issues with it.

      I tend to like the wand type, than the fixed in one position type of steamer nozzle.
       
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    8. Andrew Abram

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      Isopropyl Alcohol you can get at CVS and use a paper towel does the job good. On the darker red marks aside from the contacts we just scrape it off lightly then rub the residue off

      Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
       
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      sidesh0wb0b Well-Known Member Full Member

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      ok for the removable side its a bit diff. good call
       
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      sidesh0wb0b Well-Known Member Full Member

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      man that's an old school-burn-your-arm-off style steamer lol.
       
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    11. EJADA
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      I'm with you. I leave it on so they know I ck stuff
       
    12. budgenator

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      Leave them on for theatrically effect.
       
    13. Old School Dentures

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      I have a reliable steamer also... they are definitely worth the $600. I've had mine fore 5 years now . I had the cap break but you can order replacement part direct from reliable. I worked 15 yrs without a steamer, now I couldn't imagine not having one in the lab , I use it for everything , I even clean models after trimming instead of brushing with water... get a steamer, you won't be disappointed
       

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