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    Need advice - pressure pot for making ClearSplint?

    Discussion in 'Removable' started by PGon1977, Feb 9, 2017.

    1. PGon1977
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      I'm new to the lab side of the dental field and need some advice (which I will likely need quite a bit going forward - lol). Just picking up a case here and there to get some hands on training.

      Last week I made my first 3 ClearSplints with Astron material using the flasking process. I didn't have a pressure pot at the time so I just stuck the flask with the entire press compress in the water on the stove.

      Question 1: I clearly need a pressure pot. What pressure pot do you recommend?

      Question 2: Once I get a pressure pot, I won't need to stick the entire unit (whole compress and all) in the water, right? I'll just put the actual flask part in?

      For now this is the flask I have (I'm also open to suggestions about better flasks): https://www.amazon.com/Happybuy-Den...YCSVEO/ref=cm_sw_em_r_dp_dcs_IKgNyb65Y5TC3_tt
       
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      I syringe inject and polymerize under 90psi never had an issue with the regular clearsplint. Flexible I heard has more of a PITA. It really couldn't hurt to use the flask and compress inside the pressure pot. Also if you are going to do any acrylic realistically you need a pressure pot that gets to 30psi.
       
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      @PGon1977 are you in house at your dentist as a technician or are you branching out? This will greatly differ the quality of equipment you can afford lol.
       
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      I'm branching out on my own. It is a lot to get started! Whew!!! :eek:
       
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      Not sure if I have seen the syringe inject technique? I'm also a little confused on if I need to place just the flask in pressure pot or do I place the whole flask compress in pot.. I'm thinking the whole think won't fit.
       
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      The brass flasks are fine.
      Get a self heating pressure pot. Temperature is critical to success.
      Since the internal size of the pot doesn't allow a large compress, try putting each flask in a two post reline jig after final closure.
       
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      Make a matrix over wax up remove wax use a monojet syringe to push material into a small hole to fill the cavity when it reaches the vent on the otherside I drop in pressure pot.
       
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      I've got a 1 gallon presto stainless steel pressure cooker and a standard 2 flask compress will lay inside it. I process in flasks the rectifier anyway.
       
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      Could you please phrase that differently? I have no idea what that means. Thanks
       
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      Drops it in the moonshine still for that little extra kick, added benefit is it numbs the mouth upon delivery.
       
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      The boil-out, they used to call them rectifiers for some reason.
       
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      Was that just your lab? or local? I have never heard of this. Pretty sure a rectifier is to change AC current to DC current. Did your boil out/processing tank run on DC current?
       
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      No it was a textbook thing, You have to remember I've done repairs on vulcanite dentures, so the term is probably old-school squared.
       
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      Thank you, that makes sense now.
       
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      It is even too old for Google.
       
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