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Dental Impression Problems: Why You Get Them and How to Avoid Them
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Dental Impression Problems: Why You Get Them and How to Avoid Them

Here are a couple of quick fixes for some common impression material issues that lead to weird models.

| 7 months ago
Implant Abutments: What Do I Choose?
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Implant Abutments: What Do I Choose?

This article will help you decide whether to choose a stock implant abutment or a custom implant abutment based on your case.

| 7 months ago
Why Do I Need A Facebow?
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Why Do I Need A Facebow?

This article describes how using a facebow with a semi-adjustable articulator will save you time, money and help improve patient satisfaction.

| 9 months ago
Implants, Overdentures and Hybrids: Rapidly Expanding Options for the Edentulous Patient!
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Implants, Overdentures and Hybrids: Rapidly Expanding Options for the Edentulous Patient!

Dr. Steve Ratcliff uses current literature to discuss the changing options for edentulous patients, including implants, hybrids and overdentures.

| 1 year ago
What’s the Story on Ceramic Implants?
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What’s the Story on Ceramic Implants?

All-ceramic one-piece implants may be a controversial development, but there is evidence to show they may be a useful option.

| 1 year ago
I Don't Want Braces
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I Don't Want Braces

We've all dealt with it: a patient wants esthetic changes without using braces. What's a dentist to do?

| 1 year ago
When Should Dentists Do Diagnostic Wax-ups?
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When Should Dentists Do Diagnostic Wax-ups?

Do you create diagnostic wax-ups before or after treatment?

| 2 years ago
In Treatment Planning, Details Matter
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In Treatment Planning, Details Matter

Using a full upper-arch zirconia implant-supported hybrid prosthesis case, we show how even the smallest detail can negatively affect results.

| 2 years ago
What Digital Smile Design Did for Me
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What Digital Smile Design Did for Me

Even a dentist can be nervous about restoring anterior teeth. But digital smile design might help.

| 2 years ago
Dentists and Endodontics: The New Paradigm
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Dentists and Endodontics: The New Paradigm

Why should general dentists learn more about endodontics? We take a look at the research.

| 2 years ago
Creating a Radiographic Template for Implant Planning Step-by-Step
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Creating a Radiographic Template for Implant Planning Step-by-Step

Implant planning has become more sophisticated in recent years. Following these 10 steps will...

| 2 years ago
What To Do With a Gummy Smile
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What To Do With a Gummy Smile

A brief look at the causes of and how to treat gummy smiles.

| 2 years ago