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LAB Strip System


Overview

The ContacEZ LAB Strip System is designed to reduce the frustrations inherent in coordinating proximal contact restoration of crowns between dental offices and dental labs, creating a consistent procedure that reduces remakes and rebakes.

Clear LAB Stone Strip
Stone Model Scraper
Strip Thickness: 0.08mm Strip Width: 4mm Diamond Coating: Single-Sided Diamond Grit: Medium-Fine Serration: Double

The Clear LAB Stone Strip is specifically designed and manufactured for dental laboratories. This is a single-handed and reusable dental lab strip with an abrasive diamond surface on one side. It scrapes adjacent teeth on the stone model 0.01 mm in thickness with each stroke. Using ContacEZ LAB Stone Strip you can definitively control the amount of scraping, consistently attaining proximal contact accuracy to your dentists specifications. Shop Now

Black LAB Bisque Strip
Proximal Contact Adjuster For Dental Labs
Strip Thickness: 0.06mm Strip Width: 4mm Diamond Coating: Single-Sided Diamond Grit: Fine Serration: None

Fine Diamond / Single-Sided
The Black LAB Bisque Strip is a non-autoclavable, cold sterilization version of our popular Black Diamond Strip. Use this ultra-thin, single-sided, abrasive diamond strip to adjust the proximal contact of bisque baked crowns on the solid stone. Pass the strip buccolingually until light resistance is felt. Shop Now

Gray LAB Glaze Strip
Proximal Surface Polisher
Strip Thickness: 0.04mm Strip Width: 4mm Diamond Coating: Single-Sided Diamond Grit: Ultra-Fine Serration: None

The Gray LAB Glaze Strip is an ultra thin single-handed strip with ultra-fine abrasive diamond dust on one side. Use this strip to adjust the proximal contacts of the crown on the stone model after glazing. Pass the strip buccolingually until light resistance is felt. Shop Now

Beige LAB Micro Saw
Stone Die Precision Cutter
Strip Thickness: 0.10mm Strip Width: 4mm Diamond Coating: None Diamond Grit: N/A Serration: Double

The Beige LAB Micro Saw is thin and strong enough to cut and section the stone die when prepared abutment is too close to the adjacent teeth and it is very difficult to use an ordinary dental lab saw. Shop Now

 

USAGE INSTRUCTIONS


The clinically proven method illustrated below demonstrates how the ContacEZ LAB Strip System eliminates the need for guesswork and restores a perfect contact that is consistent with each dentist’s specifications.

  1. Abrade the proximal surfaces of the adjacent teeth on the solid stone model using the ContacEZ LAB Stone Strip (Clear) 4 times. Each pass removes 0.01mm in depth, which results in 0.04mm removal of the adjacent teeth surface. (Fig. 1 & 2)
  2. Prior to glazing, adjust the proximal contacts of the bisque baked crown on the solid stone using the ContacEZ LAB Bisque Strip (Black) until light resistance is felt on the strip. (Fig. 3 & 4)
  3. After glazing, adjust the proximal contacts of the crown on the solid stone model using the ContacEZ LAB Glaze Strip (Gray) until light resistance is felt against the strip. (Fig. 5 & 6) Do not polish or buff the proximal surfaces of the crown so as not to change the proximal contact thickness. (Fig. 7) Additional adjustment will be done by your dentist in the patient’s mouth to achieve perfect proximal contact.
Fig. 1 - The mesial proximal surface of adjacent tooth #20 is scraped by a Lab Stone Strip 4 times.

Fig. 1 - The mesial proximal surface of adjacent tooth #20 is scraped by a Lab Stone Strip 4 times.

Fig. 2 - The distal proximal surface of adjacent tooth #20 is scraped by a Lab Stone Strip 4 times.

Fig. 2 - The distal proximal surface of adjacent tooth #20 is scraped by a Lab Stone Strip 4 times.

Fig. 3 - The bisque baked crown is placed on the abutment and the mesial proximal contact of crown #19 is adjusted until light resistance is felt.

Fig. 3 - The bisque baked crown is placed on the abutment and the mesial proximal contact of crown #19 is adjusted until light resistance is felt.

Fig. 4 - The Lab Bisque Strip adjusts the distal proximal contact of the bisque baked crown #19 until light resistance is felt on the strip.

Fig. 4 - The Lab Bisque Strip adjusts the distal proximal contact of the bisque baked crown #19 until light resistance is felt on the strip.

Fig. 5 - After glazing, the crown is adjusted on its mesial proximal contact by a Lab Glaze Strip.

Fig. 5 - After glazing, the crown is adjusted on its mesial proximal contact by a Lab Glaze Strip.

Fig. 6 - The distal proximal contact is adjusted and the crown fabrication is complete. No buffing or polishing is necessary.

Fig. 6 - The distal proximal contact is adjusted and the crown fabrication is complete. No buffing or polishing is necessary.

Fig. 7 - The completed crown on the solid stone model.

Fig. 7 - The completed crown on the solid stone model.

Fig. 8 - The finished proximal contact as it will fit in the patient’s mouth often curves along the adjacent tooth.

Fig. 8 - The finished proximal contact as it will fit in the patient’s mouth often curves along the adjacent tooth.