Let's get back to the technical stuff this week.
How do you address the contour of the IPR areas to be convex and not flat? It seems to me that in the IPR course the reduction was just creating two flat surfaces.
Actually, this issue is addressed around the 16-minute mark of our IPR webinar.
When you perform IPR with a diamond disc, you'll usually end up with flat surfaces between the teeth and some sharp corners at the edges. This isn't necessarily a functional problem, but some doctors and patients find it aesthetically displeasing.
To create a more natural appearance, you can file the corners with a diamond strip after finishing your IPR. Bend the strip into a "U" shape and hold it that way as you move it back and forth. You don't want to reduce the main contact area more than recommended, so make sure the strip is only touching the corners that you want to round off--not the middle of the contact surface.
Don't forget: we offer a complete IPR kit with discs, strips, burs, and gauges. If you haven't already, you can also take our IPR webinar demonstrating Dr. P's favorite technique. Reply to this email or ask your account rep if you're interested.
That's it for this week. Until next time...