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Without a doubt dentistry is about to change post the coronavirus pandemic.
It's easy to get caught up in the panic, but now is NOT the time to panic, now is the time to take action and do something.
Much of your post-COVID comeback success depends on what you do now!
Let's talk about the something. We've collated a practical list of things you can do to get ready for re-opening your practice.
Without a doubt, dentistry as we know it will be facing huge change, post the coronavirus pandemic.
It's easy to get caught up in the hysteria:
- How will we financially recover?
- How will we manage with the inevitable influx of extensive treatment needed?
- How will we, with our patients, cope with navigating the new regulations for “soft-openings”?
As default as our nature may be to panic, now is NOT the time to do so - now is the time to take action.
In this post, we will explain how to achieve correct occlusal distance with the One Visit Crown (OVC)
Tooth preparation - how much clearance to leave
When preparing the tooth for the placement of the One Visit Crown, at least 1mm of clearance needs to be allowed in the central fossa and 1.5mm at the cusps and marginal ridges for the OVC to be seated.
The following article was published in the October 2019 edition of the Australasian Dentist Magazine and also Dentistry.co.uk.
See how to use the OVC Wedges for deep margin elevation prior to placement of the McDonald Matrix Band.
The OVC Wedges are anatomically shaped to follow the natural curve of the tooth. They come in both a left and right version for mesial or distal placement, and are an ideal tool for deep margin elevation (DME).
Many dentists have questions about how much to prep the tooth prior to placing the OVC One Visit Crown. If you haven't already, make sure you read this blog post on how to achieve correct occlusal distance when placing the One Visit Crown. One of the benefits of the OVC is that is doesn't need an invasive circumferential prep so is more conservative for the tooth.
In this series of blog posts we will be addressing some of the most frequently asked questions surrounding the One Visit Crown (OVC). Nothing in dentistry is easy, but we hope that some of these tips and tricks will help you to continue to provide great clinical outcomes for your patients.
Firstly, make sure that you have read our articles on how to achieve tight contacts:
- How to get tight contacts using the Garrison Composi-Tight Original Ring
- How to get consistently tight contacts with the OVC
If you familiarise yourself well with the above methods to get tight contacts, then ideally you should not end up with an open contact at all. However, on the odd chance that it does occur, below we will outline what to do in order to recover.