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Implant Dilemma: What's Going on With Open Contacts?
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Implant Dilemma: What's Going on With Open Contacts?

Dr. Greggory Kinzer discusses a study on implant open contacts and the importance of patient monitoring.

| 3 months ago
Options for Determining Vertical Dimension: Part I
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Options for Determining Vertical Dimension: Part I

What are the best techniques and methods for determining vertical dimension in dentate patients?

| 5 months ago
Sequencing Soft Tissue Coverage Procedures With Restorative Treatment
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Sequencing Soft Tissue Coverage Procedures With Restorative Treatment

What comes first, grafting or restoring? This article will help you sequence your soft tissue coverage procedures for better outcomes.

| 7 months ago
When is Canine Substitution Appropriate?
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When is Canine Substitution Appropriate?

This article outlines particular criteria that must be met when planning a canine substitution.

| 8 months ago
The Guide to When and When Not to Splint Restorations
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The Guide to When and When Not to Splint Restorations

Splinting restorations or teeth is not always the right answer. Read this yes/no guide to help you decide what might be right for your patient.

| 10 months ago
Improving the Esthetics of Your Ceramic Restorations
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Improving the Esthetics of Your Ceramic Restorations

Surface texture and luster and two of the most difficult things to match with the natural teeth. This article reviews several ways to make the process...

| 11 months ago
Should You Probe Dental Implants?
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Should You Probe Dental Implants?

Proper evaluation of dental implants, with baseline information that includes probing, is necessary when making a determination of health or disease.

| 11 months ago
Why You Should Be 'Micro-Etching' Prior To Bonding
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Why You Should Be 'Micro-Etching' Prior To Bonding

This article explains how and why microetching is a crucial step in preparing to bond.

| 1 year ago
Resin-Bonded Fixed Partial Dentures to Replace Missing Lateral Incisors
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Resin-Bonded Fixed Partial Dentures to Replace Missing Lateral Incisors

This article discusses the benefits and considerations to keep in mind when replacing maxillary lateral incisors using resin-bonded fixed partial dentures.

| 1 year ago
Horizontal Root Fracture: Extract or Retain?
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Horizontal Root Fracture: Extract or Retain?

This article discusses options if a patient presents with a horizontal root fracture yet is asymptomatic.

| 1 year ago
Ankylosis Part III: Treating Children With Ankylosed Permanent Teeth
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Ankylosis Part III: Treating Children With Ankylosed Permanent Teeth

When ankylosis is diagnosed in a child, certain factors are even more important to evaluate prior to making the treatment decision.

| 1 year ago
Ankylosis Part I: Etiology and Considerations
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Ankylosis Part I: Etiology and Considerations

This article discusses potential etiologies and diagnostic practices for ankylosed teeth.

| 1 year ago