Dental Milling Tips & Tricks
1.To get the best results you need to choose an optimal tool
What kind of tools should we use for zirconia, wax blocks, PMMA, Emax, and some tougher materials? Will they work with the milling machine I own? How many cells can I mill with it? These are some questions to consider before we get to work.
In fact, it's not that a deal can be your first choice. Our recommendation is to choose a bur according to the milling unit and material you need. Dry grinding, wet grinding, and different coating options.
2. Setting up the dust collection system and airflow nozzles
DIFFERENT MATERIALS FOR DIFFERENT MILLING
We know that keeping your machine clean while milling is a key component of your maintenance routine. Some milling machines like the Roland DG DWX series have built-in air nozzles and vacuum systems that make cleaning a breeze.
In the case of dry grinding, we need to configure a dust removal system to remove milling debris from the surface, usually dry grinding is used in milling Zirconia, PMMA, and WAX. One small tip: increasing the airflow during dry grinding will keep the milling surface clean, but too much airflow may allow dust particles to enter the milling cracks, so we need to control this amount of air.
3. Take care of your milling tools
Why take care of your milling tools? First of all, this is your excellent, fragile partner at work. They are fragile and precise, and we need to take care of them. Back to work, if the bur breaks, the coating grinds, there are cracks, etc. because of our carelessness, we will eventually make our dentures less than perfect. In an industry where photo measurements are made with micron and macro lenses, close tolerance fittings, and surface quality are becoming more and more important.